Autumn term 2018 Bulletin from Governors
A warm welcome to children, parents and staff at Bedfont Primary! It has been a busy but rewarding term for all at Bedfont Primary School. This term, the Governing Body has been working closely with the School to support the new initiatives developed to support children with their Mathematics, Reading and Writing. A governors Raising Achievement Working Group has been developed and this group visits the School each term to review the School Development Plan with staff. The School has also had a Peer Review Challenge where a team of Headteachers from other local schools visit and inspect the school and we are pleased to see that they rated the school as ‘good’.
We have had some changes in the Governing Body. Cath Pinto, our Chair of Governors will be leaving the Governing Body after over 20 years of service. We will be very sad to see Cath leave but wish her all the very best for the future. During her time as Chair, Cath has successfully led the recruitment of Governors ensuring that we have representation from the School, Community and Parents. The Governing Body is structured with subcommittees, Curriculum Lead Governors and Governors are involved in training and staff inset days. This great leadership has seen us grow as a Governing Body and left us in good stead to continue with our work for the School. Reverent Philip Smith will be taking on the role of Chair of Governors. He is a current member of the Governing Body and has a wealth of experience in being Chair of Governors. We have also welcomed Thomas Mitchell and Nelium Negah to the Governing Body.
A new development this Term has been the introduction of extended hours for Nursery children to allow parents to utilise their 30 hours childcare funding. The school has ten places which allow children to do an additional 15 hours per week. We are pleased with this new provision which was introduced in response to parent’s feedback.
This term we had the Pupil and Parent Surveys. Thank you to all the parents and children that participated. The feedback was very positive and the school is working to address the few areas identified for development. We plan to repeat the survey next year.
We hope that you will take advantage of any opportunities offered to visit the school next term to share in your children’s education as the School recognises the importance of working in partnership with families to promote the learning experience of the children.
Governors value your feedback and can be contacted through the school office. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Bedfont Primary School Governors.