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Governors' Report to Parents

Governors' Annual Report to Parents - 2017-2018


Another academic year has flown by, please find below the latest annual report of effectiveness of the Clockhouse Primary School Governing Body. This report follows the best practise guidance suggested by the Department for Education.


The priorities identified for 2017 - 2018 were to further improve standards across the school, build on the already excellent quality of teaching and to embed the Clockhouse Additionally Resourced Provision (Greenland). I am delighted to report that in all cases these have been successfully accomplished.


Governors were delighted to celebrate the end of year performance data showing the level of achievement of children across the school. Whilst the best ever Year 6 SATs results obviously caught the eye, there was substantial improvement throughout the school. Gaps between disadvantaged children and their peers, and between boys and girls are closing. At end of both Key Stage 1 and 2 our school performed better than National Averages.

Teaching is now solidly good, and in many cases outstanding.

Greenland is now fully up and running 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 Mrs Elizabeth Walsh, Mrs Rebecca Johnson and Mrs Carole Francis. We welcomed three new Governors: Mrs Gabriella Polackova, Mr Stuart McLaughlin and Mrs Hayley Bampton-Grant. As part of our annual effectiveness review we showed that collectively we have the resources and skills to fulfil all our core functions. 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 have the privilege of remaining as Chair of Governors and I continue to believe that this is the strongest and most professional Governing Body I have been a part of. To illustrate the increased commitment of the Governors, they now spend a full day in school every term undertaking their Strategic Monitoring role.


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.

In what has been at times a very difficult year for the Collier Row community, thank you to all parents who support the school so well.


Yours sincerely

David Leaper, Chair of Governors

August 2018