Governors in school day, Thursday 25th September

We were delighted to welcome some of the school governors into school on Thursday. They met to review the last academic year and to plan for the year ahead. They reviewed pupil progress, staffing and resourcing, discussed the hall extension and building timelines. Mrs Hall updated them on educational changes for this year, especially the impact of the new curriculum and assessing pupil’s attainment and then measuring progress without using levels. The system that school had devised and put in place was discussed and governors asked challenging questions to ensure it will be rigorous. It was decided that the system will be shared with parents ahead of Parents evening and it will be reviewed at the end of the academic year. Governors were impressed with how proactive school had been in embracing these dramatic changes and praised the staff for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that pupils are put in the heart of their education.
A new monitoring timeline for this year was developed and is attached so that stakeholders know what is happening and when!
Thank you to all the Governors for giving up their own time to support school.

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Author: Mrs Hall

Headteacher at North Wheatley Primary School

One thought on “Governors in school day, Thursday 25th September”

  1. Our Governors’ Day in School on 25 September was very useful. The changes to the curriculum look a bit daunting, but Mrs Hall and the staff have made good preparation. The new curriculum is supposed to be more challenging and it is. We need to work together to make sure that the children are not overawed by the challenge.

    We also reviewed the responses to the parents’ and pupils’ questionnaires sent out in July. This is really useful information. We think we know how the school is doing, but the collected views of the parents and pupils are valuable in two ways: they often confirm what we think, but more importantly they draw our attention to things that we had not thought so important. Collecting and analysing the information are only the first two steps. We then have to work out how to keep the good things going even better and how to improve the not so good. Of course the survey response do not always agree and longer playtimes might not be the right answer.

    However, the best bit was visiting the classrooms, where I learnt more about the hunt for Superheroes with Class 1.

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