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Letter from Governors, April 2013
We have all enjoyed a busy Spring term, with parents’ evenings, residential visits to Burwardsley and York, school trips, cricket and football lessons, Comic Relief Day, Global Day, World Book Day, the list goes on … Of course, children are focussing on their curriculum subjects too, with many topics linking into the extra activities that the school provides.
The Governing Body has not been idle either! The Finance Committee has been occupied with the changes in Special Educational Needs funding and how this impacts the budget, the staff and most importantly the needs of children with Special Educational Needs and all children in school. We are monitoring and reviewing the situation on an ongoing basis.
In light of last year’s excellent SATS results, the Curriculum Committee has been working on the progress of children this year, examining the strategies that are in place to help children meet their targets. Literacy, Numeracy and Science Governors have met with the respective subject coordinating teachers to discuss this further and to understand the needs of different groups of pupils. Governors have been in school hearing children read, watching and participating in lessons.
The Staffing Committee have been studying the performance management targets agreed with teaching staff to maximise development opportunities for staff and produce the best possible teaching for the children. We are also pleased to be welcoming Mrs Jennifer Holden into Year 1 after Easter; she will be jobsharing with Mrs Denny and we look forward to working with her.
The Buildings Committee have agreed to the funding of new doors and locks on external doors around the school to strengthen the safeguarding of the children even further.
As the governors of the Weaver, we are always keen to ensure that we are best placed to serve the needs of our school. In light of new legislation regarding the constitution of a governing body, it has been decided that a constitution most appropriately suited to the needs of the school is one that will comprise:
· 1 Headteacher Governor
· 1 Staff Governor
· 2 Parent Governors
· 1 Local Authority Governor
· 7 Coopted Governors
After a thorough process of review and discussion, we are confident that this group of 12 representatives will ensure the combination of skills, experience and commitment that is essential for us to serve our school community to the best of our ability. We are delighted to welcome Mr Paul Miller as a new Coopted Governor.
As usual our thanks extend to all of you (staff, Weaver School Association, parents, grandparents, carers and pupils) for all your hard work in supporting the children at home and at school. All the funds that your raise, both for the school and other charities, make all the difference and help enhance the community-based, full, well-rounded education that is the school’s vision for our pupils.
Have a happy and hopefully warmer Easter holidays.