What a week to have Ofsted. Having said that I was extremely proud of all the children and staff. I am not allowed to say what grade the school was given until the report comes out in January. However, I know that I will be having a relaxed and restful break.
Thank you to all of you for your support, not just yesterday but throughout the year.
Kay Wood—Head Teacher
We hope all our pupils and their families have a very happy and restful Christmas and New Year. Thank you to everyone for all the lovely cards and gifts, we really do appreciate your generosity. Remember school reopens on Monday 7th January 2019!
We are all super excited to announce that during the Christmas holidays Miss Vine is getting married! We would like to wish Miss Vine and her future husband all the very best for their wedding and future together.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNORS
It was really pleasing to see that, of those that responded to the parent survey, the vast majority of parents understood the role of the governors and how we support the school. We are both relatively new governors, Ben was co-opted as a governor in January 2018 and Bryan was co-opted as the local authority governor in November 2018. We both have children at the school and have a particular interest in ensuring the school is successful in the long term. A key part of improving school performance is effective governance.
The school’s governing board provides strategic leadership and accountability to the school and has three core functions:
· Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent
· Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils
· Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
All of the school’s governors are volunteers and fit the workload around our day to day lives. Much of the work goes on in the background, and there is plenty of it. Fortunately the governing board is growing, and as it does there will be less pressure on individual governors. We currently have a parent governor vacancy and a vacancy for a co-opted member. We would encourage any parent, family member, or any other supporter of the school who thinks that they have skills they could bring to the board of governors to declare an interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the board of governors we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ben Gard and Bryan Pyner – School Governors
CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
We raised £117.80 for Save the Children by wearing our Christmas/Winter jumpers to school on Christmas lunch day. Everyone looked fantastic. We would like to thank Louise and Karen, our Caterlink staff, and school staff who worked extra hard to make this such an enjoyable occasion.
This week we have received two notes of “thanks” for fundraising events we have held at school. Mountbatten hospice have thanked us for raising £793.75 with the Schools Walk the Wight. We also raised £93.16 for the Poppy Appeal this year. Thank you all so much for your kind generosity supporting all the events we have held in school this year.
AFTER SCHOOL FOOTBALL CLUB
Do you have any spare time on a Wednesday after school? Mr Murphy runs the ever popular after school Football Club but does need some help. Unfortunately we won’t be able to continue to run this club in the future if he does not have some additional support. If you would like to help, please speak to the school office. Thank you.
WORD OF THE WEEK
Festive—Cheerful and jovially celebratory!
WHOLE SCHOOL MINDSET
Focus on what you can do. 1% in 100 different things makes a big difference.