Message from the Chair of Governors


October 2018 


Dear Parents, 

Another year has passed and the Governing Body continues to work closely with the school to ensure that it is a happy and safe place for your children to learn. Above all things, governors value the stability and calmness of the learning environment, but inevitably many things contribute to potentially unsettle that peace. Not least is the continued financial pressure on the school and the challenges faced by the Head Teacher, staff and the Governing Body as a result of reduced budgets. 

Once again this year the performance of pupils at the school at the end of the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 has proved very high with pupils meeting or exceeding their expected targets. We as a Governing Body are most aware that this is due to the excellent learning experiences and teaching provided by the very strong team of teaching practitioners and support staff at the school on a daily basis. Pupils’ needs are met individually and their progress towards targets is tightly tracked starting with their wellbeing. Times and society are always changing and Mrs Guest reports that at school, ‘It is of paramount importance that in partnership with our families we ensure that children attend school each morning ready to learn and for this to happen their daily well-being must be the very best it can be. We make it our duty to ensure that this is the case and are working increasingly closely with our families and outside agencies to support their needs’. 

Following a successful inspection this year we will address any recommendations outlined by Estyn via the Post-inspection Action Plan that will be prepared by the Head Teacher. This will be closely monitored by the Governing Body; our consortium Challenge Adviser and the Local Authority.

We are now in the third year of the Nursery with the provision in the school for learning from 3-11 years. These are exciting times for the staff and governors as we are working hard to change the face of education as a Pioneer School working on implementing a new curriculum.

On behalf of the full Governing Body I thank you for your support of the school through the last academic year. 

Yours sincerely, 

Denis Mills