23rd March, 2021
On behalf of all of the governors, can I take this opportunity for your help and support during the latest lockdown? At our meeting, this week, we were delighted that so many of you were extremely happy with the remote education programme provided by Mrs. Bratt and her staff. As I stated previously, home schooling is not easy, especially when parents are concerned about the pandemic; are holding down jobs and caring for others. Mrs. Bratt is very hopeful that the policy behind the programme of work for the children - to ensure that all children were given the appropriate lesson for their age and ability, regardless of whether they were home schooled or in school – will have enabled the vast majority of pupils to make expected progress, or at least be in a position to catch-up very quickly. Governors have just agreed to the plans proposed by the school to put a catch -up programme in place which will be delivered in school during school time to ensure that children’s well-being is placed as the highest priority.
I am delighted that we have two new parent governors, both of whom have made important contributions to the school already. I am looking forward to meeting them in person as all our meetings have had to be by Zoom.
The work of the Governing Body has never been so important as we try to support the school in returning to “normal” and move to our goal of becoming an “outstanding” school.
This leads me to ask, once again, whether you would be prepared to join us and become a member of the Governing Body. We have one vacancy. The work is very rewarding and extremely interesting and It means that you would have a role in deciding the future of the school. Current membership shows that we have a very wide range of experienced and skilled governors; all of whom can offer initial support for any new members. Training is also provided both in-house and by the Local Authority.
If you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of Governors