Easter will soon be upon us as we come to the end of two short Spring terms.
It has been a very full term despite its short length. The full Governing Body has met twice and all committees have had at least one round of meetings. Along with Mrs Welch, governors have also been meeting with representatives of Clifton Diocese regarding working more closely with diocesan schools.
At the beginning of March, Myra Whitehouse, Vin Kelly, James Lindner and Jane Cannon were in school to undertake a follow up visit observing English being taught throughout the school.
It gave governors the opportunity to see the new initiative of Book Club, guided reading sessions with new reading materials and follow on activities supplied by PAG funding. In addition whole class lessons were seen as well as phonics and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar).
Governors saw IT being widely used with laptops and classroom smart boards allowing children to work independently. Subject knowledge in SPaG at the upper end of school was impressive as well as the confidence shown by the youngest children in Greene class.
One group in Greene class were set to work without an adult and when approached by a governor who asked what they were doing the reply came, in the nicest possible way, “we’re working without and adult, you’re an adult, you’re not supposed to be here!” It was great to see such independence and confidence at such a young age.
The governors have been very pleased to welcome back Mrs Welch after her recent absence and hope that she is fully recovered.