Business Committee – 22nd November 2016

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.

Ian Harris

Chair of Business Committee

Parental Satisfaction Questionnaire 2016

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.
The survey is carried out online and is accessible via this link:
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey – we really do appreciate hearing your views.

Results of Pupil Questionnaire

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.

PQA Committee – 6th July 2016

The Pupil Quality Assurance Committee of governors met on July 6th. Most of our discussion centred on the Key Stage 2 data released just the day before. The results show that the school has done a great job and is above local and national results pretty much across the board. One particular area for continual monitoring is how pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium grant are doing relative to the rest of their peer group, and this is something we will all be working on for the rest of this year and into next. The Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 results are also impressive, with the school hitting all its targets. All in all, the PQA governors were very impressed with the amount of progress the school has made in a short time, and asked Miss Keeble to pass on their congratulations to her hard-working and dedicated staff, who have made it possible.

Chris Jackson

Chair of PQA

NUT Strike – 5th July: Latest news

Following the notification in the newsletter earlier this week regarding the intended strike action by the NUT on Tuesday, 5th July, we can now confirm that we fully expect all classes across both schools to be in school. The position may change, but this is unlikely. We will, of course, advise you accordingly.
The Year 3 New Parents meeting will also go ahead as planned.  Year 3 swimming has been postponed until 12th July.
Thank you.