In your child’s bookbag this afternoon you will find a copy of the governing body’s first annual report. The Department for Education now recommends that each governing body should publish an annual statement to explain how it has fulfilled its responsibilities particularly in relation to its core functions including its governance arrangements, the attendance record of governors and an assessment of the effectiveness and impact of the governing body.
To date, few governing bodies have produced such a report so we are very much blazing a trail. Our report summarises the role of the governing body, the changes we made during 2013/14 to improve our effectiveness, the committee structure, our impact on the school during the year and our agreed school priorities during 2014/15. In addition, there are some fantastic photos that celebrate school life and showcase what makes our school so special – a school with soul. If you were fortunate enough to be at the Harvest Celebration on Monday 6 October, you will have experienced a fantastic example of this.
We really hope you enjoy reading the report and that it helps you understand the governing body’s role, its work and its impact on the school.
We are very grateful to Richard Meads and Phil Lynes whose businesses have donated the design and printing of the report so ensuring there has been no cost to the school in its production.
We would be delighted to hear what you think about the report – what you like about it, how you think it could be improved together with any other comments you may have, so please feel free to comment on this blog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.
A PDF copy of the report together with the governors’ attendance report during 2013/14 can also be found on the governance section of the website, under About Us.
Have a great weekend!
Chair of governors