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December 2018

5th December 2018

We began our meeting by electing and welcoming David Medway as our new Vice-Chair.


Our first point of business was to review and update the Governing Body Action Plan, which highlights the training which governors undertake and any key areas for improvement.


Mrs Skinner presented her head teachers report, which is written against the four key improvement areas, as detailed in the School Improvement Plan. Skinner then introduced the new Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR). The front page highlighted the key messages from the data, notably – in 2018, KS1 attainment in all subjects was above average and in the highest 10% for all pupils and Jane said this was a very positive set of data. 94% of children met the phonics expected standard in Year 1, and there had been no permanent exclusions in the last three years.


The Governors were very impressed with the data, and commented on how well we do against national figures.



Both committees then reported what had been discussed and any questions were answered.


We reviewed governor training that had been received and discussed what had been booked. All governors have completed the Prevent training as part of safeguarding throughout the school.

Clare Newton continued discussing the two reports provided about SEN children and LAC and the governors passed on their thanks to Mrs Upton Jones for these. It was also noted how well our SEND children are doing thanks to the hard work from everybody in the school.


One visited the school on 26 November 2018 to review safeguarding procedures and practices to ensure the school is fully compliant and has the highest levels of safeguarding. A very positive report of the visit was circulated to governors prior to this meeting.


Meeting Closed at 8.00 pm