Summer Term 2018 Bulletin from Governors
Welcome to the summer term governors’ bulletin. This term the school had an Ofsted Inspection on 5th June and governors were interviewed by Inspectors during the visit. The School remains ‘Good’ and was described as a kind, caring place for pupils to develop in all aspects of their life. Ofsted recognised that governors work well with school leaders whilst also providing challenge. Action plans identified from the previous inspection had been successfully met. Areas for development include developing reading for the most able pupils, further improving outcomes in Early Year’s Provision and reducing absence and persistent absences. These are areas which the School Leadership Team and Governors are already working to improve and clear action plans have been developed.
We have had some changes in the Governing Body. Following recent elections, we are pleased to welcome Mrs Caroline Bennett, a new Parent Governor, and Ms Margaret Rioga, who has started her second term of office as a Parent Governor. We also welcome Mr Thomas Mitchell, a newly Co-Opted Governor, and Mr Chandler, who has joined the Governing Body as an Associate Member.
Governors have made many visits to the school this year during the school day and have been impressed with the learning atmosphere and the children’s work. Earlier this term governors attended the Eid assemblies and were pleased to see the children talk about activities they had been doing and showcasing their artwork and food. Governors appreciate staff and children being so accommodating during our visits!
The World Food Fair held on the 13th July was a wonderful event. There were many colourful stalls representing different countries, each selling very tasty examples of that country’s cuisine. The children had made flag bunting to decorate the hall and the choir sang with gusto. The Mayor of Hounslow attended as did many governors. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped to organise the event. If you would like to be involved in organising the next PTA event, watch out for the date of the meeting next term - you would be made very welcome.
As we reach the end of Term, we would like to wish our Year 6 pupils and staff leaving the School all the best for the future. Thank you to the staff, pupils and parents for all their hard work and support this term, and we look forward to welcoming everyone in the Autumn!
Governors value your feedback and can be contacted through the school office. We wish you all a lovely Summer holiday.
Bedfont Primary School Governors.