Message from the Governors
What have the governors been doing recently?
It has been a really busy time for the governing body as we approached the end of the year.
Our final full governing body meeting of the academic year was held on 13th June. We discussed School Performance, where we celebrated the hard work everyone at the school throughout the year keeping up really high standards across key stage 1 and 2, and increasing the numbers of learners successfully ‘working at greater depth’. We look forward to the exam results bearing witness to these achievements.
We also reviewed the impact of partnership working with Christ Church and John's Angell Town and discussed plans to build on it in the new academic year. We were pleased with how much the partnership is benefitting all three schools, for example through sharing staff training and pooling staff expertise to raise standards across the schools. We congratulate St John’s on being rated Good in their Ofsted inspection this term.
At the beginning of the year the Governing Body challenged the Schools Senior Leadership to reduce unauthorised pupil absence. So we were very pleased to note that the unauthorised absence statistic has gone down.
Other activities governors have been involved in recently have included:
- Appointing Miss Francis as Deputy Head Teacher and Ms Baker as Inclusion Manager. We wish both teachers every success.
- Supporting teachers across the school in revising the school’s curriculum, to ensure it is rich, broad and exciting for all learners.
- Recruiting new governors to the Governing Body: Angela Murray is our new Local Authority Governor and comes with a wealth of experience in business and project management; Winston Trotman is taking over as PCC governor from Chris Glasson who is retiring.
- Meeting the leaders of the Diocese multi-academy Trust, which St Luke’s is now part of, to discuss the services the school receives.
Winston and Brian (Chair of Governors) attended the year 6 leaving celebration at St Luke’s Church last Friday and it was a very splendid occasion. The service was held by Revd Gareth Davies (also a governor). While it is always sad to say goodbye to year 6 learners as they prepare for transition into secondary school, we feel confident that St Luke’s has guided each and every one to be ready for their new adventure.
We wish you all a very pleasant and enjoyable holiday break. And we look forward very much to working with everybody again in 2019/20 to ensure that all learners receive the best possible education in a safe and friendly environment.
Brian Birch, Chair of Governors
Oliver Clarke, Vice Chair of Governors
And all the Governing Body at St Luke’s School