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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