We held the first Full Governing Body meeting of the academic year on Wednesday and I am delighted to say that following the elections last month Mrs. Jennifer Pope was elected as a Parent Governor and has joined the committee to look particularly at the curriculum, pupil attainment and achievement and quality of teaching and learning. As you will know from the elections we also had Mr. Yves Randle stand for election. The vote was extremely close and the governing body decided that where we have people who are willing to support the school in this way, if we can utilise their knowledge and skills then we will. To this end the Governors have appointed Mr. Randle on to the governing body as well. This means that the school is well-represented with a balance of parents staff and independent governors. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs. Pope and Mr. Randle for their willingness to stand for election and their support for the school in their roles as governors.
The Governing Body currently has a vacancy for a co-opted governor. This role is for a member of the public who can offer skills that perhaps the body as a whole has less experience or knowledge of in its present form. At this point someone with skills in human resources or health and safety would be an asset to the school. The Governing Body has decided to leave this vacancy open at this stage to try to recruit someone from outside the school to give a clearly independent view and one from hopefully a different perspective, i.e. not a parent, teacher or involved in education at the moment. If you know of anyone who may be interested please could you pass their details to the school so that Mr. Rob Halkyard (Chair of Governors) can make contact with them to discuss the role in more detail.
The current constitution of the Governing Body is available on the website along with an explanation of the role. All Governors hold the same rights and responsibilities on the board. Governors play a very important role in the school and we are grateful to all those who can support the school in this way.
We have vacancies for two playleaders at lunchtimes. These roles have been created to support children’s interactions on the playground at lunchtimes, provide additional structured play opportunities for children and to develop good habits and life skills linked to teamwork, regular exercise and enjoyment of physical activity.
The contract would be for two hours from 11:30am—1:30pm Mon-Fri.
If you are interested in this role please speak to the office for more information and details of the application process.
Class assemblies have been running throughout the term and have again been highly successful. The final assemblies are taking place in the next few weeks.
Miss Spence Thursday 1st December.
Mr. Hamilton Thursday 15th December.
Both at 9:15am
The Christmas bazaar is fast approaching. Thank you for you donations of bottles today and remember bring chocolate for next Friday, 2nd December. We will need some helpers to sort and label the chocolate with tickets from 9am. We also need the crackers and raffle ticket money/stubs this day too.
We know that lots of you are fantastic cake bakers and we need lots of cakes and mince pies to sell at the bazaar, these can be given to us the Friday or the day before the bazaar as we will be at the school setting up.
We still need helpers to run stalls on the day and help with setting up and clearing up.
Please fill in the attached form if you can donate a bit of your time.