This term has been, as usual, busy and long! Governors have met for training, as well as three times in committee meetings.
We have jointly reviewed the summer’s exam results which we were extremely pleased with; they show continued outstanding progress for all groups of students. They are testament to the positive working relationship between staff, parents and students; when all work together, the sky’s the limit! The Awards Evening in November was, therefore, a very enjoyable and successful evening. We also held another very successful Open Evening and met many girls eager to join our community!
As a governing board, we have made some changes; we have increased our number to 17 and reorganised our meeting structure to focus on changing national and local priorities. This means we now have vacancies for two parent governors. As it is so difficult to convey what is involved, we will make time available to speak with interested parents before they decide whether to put their names forward.
Look out for mailings early in January! We are excited to include new members from a variety of backgrounds.
As I mentioned last term, governors focussed on parent voice and I gave an overview of the positive results in the summer term newsletter. This term, I chose to focus on staff voice, including staff wellbeing and staff workload. There was too much information to include in the newsletter so I hope you read the additional news item I sent out. As part of our role as governors, we need to reassure ourselves that, as well as being an outstanding school on paper, our staff, parents and students are happy with our provision. I was extremely proud to publish such positive results and I trust you were happy to read them also.
As our term comes to a close, on behalf of the governing board, I would like to wish
all our friends and families, staff and students a very restful holiday period!
Ms Lorimer Russell-Hayes, Chair of Governors