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.
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.
Chair of PQA Committee
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.
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.
Chair of PQA
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.
Chair of PQA Committee
Parental Satisfaction Survey 2016/17
We are grateful to everyone who responded to the recent questionnaire and gave their views. The executive summary is available to download here.
The Business committee met for its last meeting of 2016 on 22nd November. Much of the discussions revolved around the current school budgets (we still have two, although the schools are federated). The schools are experiencing a huge period of change as we move towards becoming academies and joining a Multi Academy Trust. There are also changes to schools funding due to changes at both national and local level. The Committee is therefore making decisions in respect of future financial years with these challenges in mind. However, we are always keen to ensure that we give the very best opportunities to our pupils with the funding that we receive and were pleased to agree, in principle, spending for improvements to ICT hardware across the schools, which will be exciting for both pupils and staff, and further improve our ability to deliver computing curriculum and improve our ICT provision.
Chair of Business Committee
The PQA Committee met on November 23rd. The main talking point at this meeting, in addition to our usual business, was a survey of parents/carers. The survey asks parents what they think about the school, whether their children are making good progress and are happy, and explore other important indicators of how the school is serving its pupils and parents.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey – we really do appreciate hearing your views.
Our children were asked to complete a pupil satisfaction questionnaire towards the end of the summer term. Along with the results of parent questionnaires, this really helps us to understand where we need to make improvements and/or focus more resources. Please download a summary of the pupil responses.