As we come to the end of another academic year, please find below the fourth annual report of effectiveness of the Clockhouse Primary School Governing Body. This report follows the best practise guidance suggested by the Department for Education.
As I look back on what I wrote a year ago, our priorities were to build from the successful OFSTED inspection, positively respond to the disappointing Key Stage Two results from July 2016 and to launch the Clockhouse ARP (Additionally Resourced Provision). I am delighted to report that in all cases these have been successfully accomplished.
OFSTED confirmed that the actions we were planning to further embed the Maths Challenge approach and to revisit how we delivered Literacy would be expected to improve children’s progress. This is indeed how it played out with summer 2017 end of year performance improved throughout the School, across all subjects and with gaps between groups of children closed.
Construction of the ARP (now known as Greenland) started in September and was ready for use by February and as expected it is providing an excellent facility for some of our most vulnerable children.
The Governing Body has 13 places and is currently full. Over the last year we have said goodbye to Mr Peter Minchin and filled two vacancies as we welcomed three new Governors; Mrs Beverly Nicholls, Mrs Carole Francis and Mr Taj Bhamber. As part of our recent annual effectiveness review we showed that collectively we have the resources and skills to meet our strategic objectives. Further, we had improved our capability in key areas through focussed training and development. Governance was recognised as ‘good’ by OFSTED and our Improvement Plan has continued to develop our individual and collective capability.
I had the privilege of being re-elected as Chair of Governors in July and I continue to believe that this is the strongest and most professional Governing Body I have been a part of. Should you require any further information on any of the above topics or any other matter concerned with our School, please visit the Governors pages on the relaunched School website or contact the Governors via the School Office.
Thank you to all parents who support the school so well.
David Leaper, Chair of Governors