Governors Spring Term 2023

Stakeholder Voice

Governors have three core responsibilities to discharge:

  1. Setting the strategic vision of the school.
  2. Holding the Headteacher and her staff to account for pupil outcomes.
  3. Financial probity – ensuring good value for money.

The National Governors’ Association adds a fourth, as do we:

  • Considering the views of all stakeholders.

I feed back as often as possible to all stakeholders to let everyone know how the various stakeholders feel about the effectiveness of the school.

Governors were especially pleased to see the results of parental surveys obtained during some of the parents’ evenings this year, (Years 7, 8 & 9.)

Each parent was asked to rate the following areas on a scale – strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree:

The school has high expectations for my child
My daughter feels safe at this school
The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved
My child does well at this school
My daughter is happy at this school
Teaching is good
The school is effective led and managed
The school makes me know what my child will learn during the year.
The school lets me know how my child is doing
The school supports my child’s wider personal development

In sample sizes ranging from 25% to 35% of each year group, 97.5% of year 7 parents agreed or strongly agreed with ALL the above statements. Even when slightly larger cohorts of parents were asked, 92% of year 8 parents and 95% of year 9 parents also agreed or strongly agreed with ALL statements. Nearly all responses are above the national average. Governors felt the results were an overwhelming endorsement that the school does a lot that is appreciated for parents and students.

Obviously, some parents had reason to contact school for bullying or other concerns. These were very small in number and over 94% of parents of these students strongly agreed or agreed that school dealt with any issues quickly and effectively.

The governing body will review the whole school data nearer the end of next term and will take on board, as staff do, any issues arising in need of action.

Lorimer Russell-Hayes

Chair of the Governing Body

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  • Arts Council England - Artsmark Gold
  • Lancashire Socio-economic Equality Badge
  • SMART
  • UNICEF
  • School Mental Health Award
  • Ofsted - Outstanding Provider