A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
I am pleased to be the Chair of Governors at Stalyhill Junior School and pleased to have an excellent team of governors to support me in that role. The Governing Body continues to work with Mrs Kitchen and her staff to monitor the school’s work closely and provide clear direction.
We are fully committed to ensuring the school retains its very good reputation in terms of educational attainment and equipping our pupils for their progression to High School.
In June 2015 OFSTED judged our school “a good school” adding
“The school is well led. Senior leadership is a strength. Governors know the school well and their support is extremely strong. Their work in holding staff to account is effective.”
It was pleasing that OFSTED recognised the enthusiasm and commitment of the Governing Body in with the following comments about the governance of the school:
Members of the governing body bring a wealth of experience and professional knowledge to their work.They are very knowledgeable about the school and have a very clear picture of it’s strengths and weaknesses.They give a significant amount of time to carrying out their roles.They have supported the school well in securing good leadership and pupil achievement.
Governors understand very well how effective performance management brings about improvement and they make sure that only effective teaching, as measured by the progress pupils make, is rewarded.Because they hold learning to be central to the school’s activities, governors receive regular updates about the overall performance of the school.They know how well the school is doing against other schools nationally and they are able to interpret data about pupils’ achievement accurately.They are fully aware of the standards with which pupils join the school, the standards reached by pupils at the end of Year 6 and how these compare with other schools nationally.
Governors are particularly vigilant and make regular checks to ensure pupils are safe and secure in school.Together with the school bursar, governors manage the school’s finances prudently and effectively. They are well placed to oversee the school’s continuing improvement.