PQA Committee – 5th July 2017

The Pupil Quality Assurance Committee of Governors met on Wednesday, 5th July. The excellent recent Ofsted report made us think that perhaps this would be a simple and quick meeting, but, in fact, we spent quite a bit of time discussing outcomes and achievements for this year, with a view to identifying key school improvement issues for next year. The Committee also discussed a playground accident in the Infant School and how the school responded and lessons learnt.

Chris Jackson, Chair of Pupil Quality Assurance

Business Committee – 4th July 2017

I am pleased to report that Governors at the Business Committee meeting on 4th July considered two items that will immediately benefit our pupils. Firstly, we appointed a contractor to refurbish the Junior ICT Suite for the use by all pupils across both schools.  This project has been part-funded by the enormous generosity of parents and the community and the hard work of the YFSA Committee. We are excited that this project can be carried out during the summer break. Secondly, due to increased pupils numbers and the positive impact that this will have on the school budget in the future, as well as the prudent management of our finances and confidence in this years’ budget, the Committee was pleased to support a proposal from the Leadership Team to invest additional resources in further LSA posts in both schools to further support our children’s learning.

Ian Harris, Chair of Business

Ofsted Outcome – April 2017

We are proud and thrilled to share the news that the Junior School received a “Good” Ofsted judgment from its recent inspection. Please spend some time reading the report. I, as Chair of the Board of Governors, would like to congratulate all staff, as well as governors, for their hard work and dedication over the past couple of years to ensure a good outcome. This coupled with our “Outstanding” Infant School now provides a clear visibility to everyone as to the quality of education provided within the Yatton Federated Schools.

Download the report here.

PQA Committee 10th May 2017

The Pupil Quality Assurance Committee of Governors met on Wednesday, May 10th. Although this was the first meeting since the Ofsted inspection of the Junior school, the report of the inspection was still not available so we focused mainly on the Infants. The data show that the school is well on track to achieve the end-of-year targets, with most children making good or better progress. Those that need it are getting extra help to try to make sure that everyone is able to fulfil their full potential.

Chris Jackson

Chair of PQA Committee

Cases of Scarlet Fever

We have recently been notified of a few pupils being diagnosed with Scarlet Fever. What used to be a dangerous disease is now much less serious and common due to antibiotic treatment. However, if you think your child has Scarlet Fever, it is important to consult your GP. Children should not return to school until they have received antibiotic treatment for a minimum of 24 hours. Please Download the fact sheet for more information.

PQA Committee – 8th March 2017

Governors held a regular Pupil Quality Assurance committee meeting on 8th ​March. The data that were presented were from the Junior School, and we​ were pleased to see ​a set of ​strong ​results.

Chris Jackson

Chair of PQA

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PQA Committee – 25th January 2017

Governors held a regular Pupil Quality Assurance committee meeting on January 25th. They were pleased to see very encouraging data, particularly for writing, which has been an area of relative weakness in the past. Progress in all subjects is looking good in both schools.

Chris Jackson

Chair of PQA Committee