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									PRESTON PRIMARY
SCHOOL
GOVERNOR NEWS JANUARY 2011
Hello, my name is Alison Stannard and I am the new Chair of Preston Primary
School Governing Body. Elaine Agar stepped down in November after 13 years
on the Governing Body, 8 of those as Chair; I would like to thank Elaine for her
commitment over the years.


OFSTED
The big news since the last news letter is of course the Ofsted report. Preston
Primary School was rated as a ‘good’ school which is fantastic news following
the disappointment of last year and really encouraging for everyone. In
particular the feedback from the teacher assessments was very encouraging and
I would like to thank all the staff, pupils and governors for all their hard work in
achieving this fantastic result.


WILDLIFE AREA
Work on the wildlife area is continuing and is beginning to take shape. The
pupils on the school council have written to local businesses for donations and
so far have had positive responses from Cranswick Country Foods, Ralph
Building Supplies and Preston Post Office, ERYC and Martin Acey. Thanks
should also go to all the parents, children and staff who gave up their time to
help out digging paths and planting bulbs.


ROCK CHALLENGE
Preparations for Rock Challenge are going well and the children are work ing
extremely hard on their routines. Our thanks go to all the adults who have
involved themselves in the preparations and to Johnson’s of Hedon who have
kindly donated all the wood for the backdrop.


SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Last year I wrote to the county council to highlight issues with some of the
classrooms in the school. A feasibility study has been carried out and the local
authority are aware of the problems but, given the current financial climate, it is
unlikely improvements will be carried out in the n ear future. With this in mind,
the governing body have authorised work be carried out to alleviate some of the
problems. We will keep you posted with regards to the long term plans.


RESULTS
Preston Primary School continues to perform well in the end of Key Stage 2
results. Last years results which were moderated by the local authority due to
the SATS boycott were well above both local and national averages.


GOVERNING BODY
Alison Stannard    Chair
Parent             Finance Committee/Personnel Committee
                   Governance and management
                   Curriculum – Literacy and Educational Visits
                   Headteacher’s performance review
Susan Goodwin      Vice Chair
Community          Health and Safety – including Safeguarding and child protection
                   Headteacher’s performance review
Alison Kennedy     All Committees
Acting Head
Cllr Carol Lynn    Curriculum - Numeracy
Local Authority
Chantel            Special Educational Needs Governor
Richardson         Personnel Committee
Parent             Headteacher’s performance review
Adrian Bullock     Health and Safety– including Safeguarding
Parent             Personnel Committee
Mike Read          Curriculum - ICT
Local Authority
Sue Brummitt       Governance and management
Parent             Personnel Committee
Mike Copley        Governance and management
Teacher            Health and Safety– including Safeguarding


COMMUNITY GOVERNORS
We are looking for two community governors to join the governing body. If you, or
someone you know has the time to spare and would like to be part of an exciting time in
education in terms of moving towards being outstanding, then please contact me, Mrs
Kennedy or Mrs Grayson for further information. We’re looking for people with a wealth
of life experience and a questioning mind.



CONTACTING THE GOVERNING BODY
If you wish to speak to a member of the Governing Body, please see Mrs
Grayson in the school office who will be able to put you in touch .

								
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