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
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.
The Board of Governors have issued a letter to all Parents/Carers regarding the future of the Federation as all schools move towards academy status and joining or forming a Multi-Academy Trust.
Thinkuknow (TUK) is led by the National Crime Agency (NCA’s) Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command and provides honest, realistic and practical advice for young people and their parents on all aspects of their online lives. They have lots of resources for children and parents and is worth a look. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/