New Governor from HR Background
The Governing Body welcomed David Chadwick, a PCC and Diocesan Governor with a background in senior management of the NHS, to his first meeting this week and is being inducted by our Training and Induction Governor, Claire Howarth-Platt who is also our Vice Chair. The meeting was a School Improvement Session for all board members in which the Headteacher, Chris Metcalfe, led a detailed overview of the government's data on the school, called the Dashboard. Governors together identified the key priorities for our school from this and the School Improvement Plan which are:
- developing reading and the learning of phonics
- supporting all children to do well in reading, writing and maths
- continuing the successes in the progress children make so that more children attain highly
As a result the board continued to prioritise our current Key Performance Indicators as:
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 2013 - 2018:
KPI I: school improves standards of attainment in mathematics and English
KPI II: school improves the progress children make between Foundation Stage and End of KS2
KPI III: school improves the quality of teaching to impact on in-year pupil progress
KPI IV: standards and well-being improve as a result of timely and appropriate intervention by support staff, teachers, subject leaders and senior managers
KPI V: strategic planning and evaluation by governors leads to clear understanding of strengths and weaknesses
How does the Governing Body perform its strategic responsibilities?
THRIVE 2020 - New 4 Year Strategy
The headteacher launched a new 4 Year Strategy for St Margaret's at the Governor and Staff Conference last night.
The strategy looks at three main themes in order for it to enable children to 'be the best they can be.' It builds on its success during the last few years and uses the latest research to make child's abilities, whether more able or additional need, the centre of our work.
It also looks at how we build partnerships with local schools including, how we harness the opportunities from forming a Diocesan multi-academy trust.
Principal themes are:
Summer Reading Challenge - Roald Dahl
We are setting the children a Summer Challenge this year all linked to Roald Dahl. It is his birthday in September and we are going to visit Tatton Hall in which there are featured activities all about his books.
To prepare for this we are encouraging children to tke part in our Summer Challenge. Completed challenge sheets should be returned to school on the first day back with an opportunity to win a Kindle!
Further information can be found on:
Year group specific sheets can be found here:
Good luck with all your reading, book reviewing and making/designing!