Message from Jess Smart, Chair of Governors
It really doesn’t seem that long since the Governing Body met in September 2015, for the first time this academic year, welcoming new members and outlining the year ahead.
Here we are now over halfway through that year and time seems to be going faster than ever! Whilst the staff continue to be entirely focused on the children’s learning and imbedding the new curriculum, it is the roll of the Governing Body to think longer term and it is at this time of year that governor’s begin planning the strategic priorities for the next academic year and beyond.
I always find this an exciting prospect and seeing the development of the building work at Rectory Gardens it already seems very real this time round. Planning for the future in school’s not only involves budgets, understanding staffing levels and pupil numbers, overseeing the implementation of changes to the curriculum and monitoring those changes, but also keeping abreast of political and legal decisions that impact upon how schools are run. With the Mayoral elections round the corner and the EU referendum fast approaching there will undoubtedly be unforeseen challenges ahead.
The Governing Body will take these in their stride but, as ever, if anyone has any concerns, ideas or suggestions please do approach us and we will be glad to chat!