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Governors' Report to Parents

Governors' Annual Report to Parents - 2023-2024


Please find below the latest annual report of effectiveness of the Clockhouse Primary School Governing Body.


This report follows the best practice guidance suggested by the Department for Education and provides evidence that demonstrates the continued improvement of our school over the last year.


The excellent quality of teaching and learning, throughout the school is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the children, staff, and parents. The Year 6 children excelled, with their performance in Writing, Reading, Maths, and Grammar. Additionally, there was a significant increase in the number of children achieving at greater depth. We also observe significant progress in individual student growth, which reflects the effectiveness of our teaching.


Our tailored curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs of our children, regardless of their starting points, ensuring accelerated progress. The school’s wide range of clubs, visits, guest speakers, and residential trips continues to enrich the carefully planned social development of the children. These opportunities reflect the comprehensive education and support provided by our school.


Our school is a safe and inclusive place where every child feels welcome and valued. It is a home and family for everyone. We promote positive behaviour and offer emotional and social support to help all children thrive. We believe education is a partnership between school and home. We strive to keep you informed and involved in your child’s education.


The school values of nurture, respect, learning, community, excellence, and excitement are integrated into all aspects of school life, setting the children up for future success as well-rounded individuals, equipped with the skills and attributes to tackle life’s challenges with confidence and aspiration.


The Governing Body comprises a board of 13 governors who work collectively to set the strategic direction of the school. I was appointed as Chair and Mrs Nicholls as Vice Chair in December 2023. Additionally, we welcomed three new governors: Miss Kaynak, Mrs Morris and Mrs Kaur. Ms N Marshall resigned from the Governing Body in June 2024. The Governors will appoint another co-opted governor in the Autumn term, focusing on the skills needed to set and promote the School Vision, ensure financial sustainability and hold leaders accountable.


Our school leadership is truly outstanding, they are committed to fostering a positive and effective learning environment. They prioritise the continuous personal development of staff, emphasise the well-being of both staff and children, and ensure access to the resources necessary to meet the needs of every child. It is a collaborative effort, and special recognition goes to the headteacher for her dedication and hard work, which are clearly reflected in the ongoing success and continuous improvement of the school. Following our outstanding Ofsted grading, robust plans are in place to drive even further improvements next year.


We are also excited to announce that we celebrated our 90th birthday on 8th July. Teachers, children, and parents gathered in the playground to ger the celebrations started. The festivities continued throughout the day and the following day. Children explored the Clockhouse exhibition, and in the afternoon each child was treated to ice cream from the visiting ice cream van. It was a day full of joy and memorable experiences for our Clockhouse family.


Should you require any further information on any of the above topics or any other matter concerning our school, please visit the Governors’ pages on the school website or contact the Governors via the School Office.


Wishing you all the best for 2024 - 2025.


Yours sincerely

Mrs Melanie Ferreira

Chair of Governors

August 2024