ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS COMMITTEE NEWS
Please see letter below from our Attainment and Progress Committee Chair following our most recent meeting which took place on Thursday 13th February, with a focus on Reading.
"Dear Ms Kent,
I am writing on behalf of the governors on the Attainment and Progress Committee to thank everyone involved in the events last Thursday 13th February, when we were treated to a tour through year 2, Nursery, and year 6 and then an excellent presentation from Ms McCrindle and Ms Clare. These events gave an absolutely outstanding overview of the school’s activities with respect to writing. It was particularly illuminating to see how it was working in practice, especially at year 2 and year 6, and then to hear about the thinking and the data behind the practice.
I am sure I speak for all the governors, and for Sam, when I say that we were extremely impressed above all with your children! Inside both classrooms and the Nursery, and outside when we sat in on brief focus sessions, what came across so strongly was the enthusiastic engagement of the children in all the activities put on by your outstandingly dedicated staff. Please thank all the teachers involved for allowing us to witness their excellent work.
Ms McCrindle and Ms Clare then gave a very clear and focussed account of the way the School plans and structures its delivery of the curriculum in writing. We were particularly pleased to hear that the new system for marking and feedback does make things a little more manageable for the teachers themselves. Once gain, please thank them fulsomely for taking the time to prepare this and answer our questions.
All best wishes,
Chair, Attainment and Progress Committee"
ELECTION NEWS November 2019
Parent Governors Appointed - Congratulations.
The Governing Body are delighted to welcome two new parent governors - Tomomi Yosgida and Emma Fletcher who have been appointed following the recent parent governor election process. Both Tomomi and Emma will be joining as governors from 28 November 2019. Congratulations to you both!
Samantha Dossetter - Clerk to the Governing Body
Parent Governor Vacancies - NOW OPEN!!
The Governing Body is currently recruiting for 2 new Parent Governors. This is a fabulous opportunity to make a difference and contribute to the school.
No previous experience is necessary, just an interest in the role and a willingness to commit some time (mainly during school hours). Training and support for the role will be available.
If you would like to find out more about being a Parent Governor a coffee morning will be held on Friday 01 November 2019 at 8.45am. There will be a chance to chat with governors and ask any questions.
The deadline for applications is 12.00 Noon on Friday 08 November 2019. If there are more than 2 applications an election will be held.
ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS COMMITTEE NEWS
At the 2019 Summer Term meeting of the Attainment and Progress Committee were fortunate enough to meet with members of the Year 6 Prefect Team. The prefects explained what their role involves and why they enjoy being a prefect. Governors were very pleased to hear that one of the main reasons pupils get enjoyment from being a prefect is through helping others, either through mentoring their work, in the playground or through other duties
The prefects explained how they help to shape and drive their role within the school and how they are willing to take on this responsibility and give up their free time. Governors thought it was fantastic that the prefects were willing to give up their time in this way to contribute to the life of the school and make a real difference to other pupils. Governors were also impressed by they way the prefects work together as a team and often partner another prefect to perform their role.
The prefects were keen to demonstrate how holding the role of prefect had helped them develop as individuals and had helped them to develop skills which would be useful to them in their move to secondary school. The prefects were very articulate and Governors very much admired them and the work they have achieved.
It is always a great privilege for Governors to meet with students of the school and is planned that the new Year 6 prefects will be invited back in the Summer Term 2020.