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  • Early Close and Late Start

    Students will finish school at the earlier time of 1.25pm on Wednesday 27th September and come in at the later time of 9.40am on Thursday 28th September because we are holding our Open Evening on the evening of the 27th September. ...
  • Year 7 Open Evening - 27th Sept 2017

    Our Open Evening for prospective Year 7 students will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 6pm.  Our Headteacher will speak at 6.30pm and 7.30pm...
  • Ofsted Parent View

    Your Views Matter As a school we very much value the support we receive from parents and you have the opportunity to provide feedback on key areas of school life by completing a short questionnaire on the Ofsted Parent View website.  Please click on the link: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk...
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    Governing Body

    The Work of the Governing Body

    We are very fortunate to have a very dedicated group of Governors who do much for the school.

     

    The Governors meet as a full body three times a year.  In addition a number of smaller committees meet on a regular basis e.g. Finance and Premises, Admissions, Staffing and Salaries and the Governors Strategic Board.

     

    All Governors are linked with a senior member of staff and visit the school to focus on key areas for development that the school is committed to.

     

    A number of Governors sit on a Pupil Disciplinary Panel which meet and call individual students to account where their behaviour is disrupting the learning of others.

     

    The Admission Committee continue to work via John Haley (Chair of Governors) with Essex to finalise expansion figures in return for a new Sports Centre and additional funding to upgrade current facilities.

     

    Following Governor visits they have worked closely with the school reviewing key areas of our practice e.g.:

     

    • Safeguarding practices

    • Assessment, ensuring it is fit for purpose

    • Quality of teaching

    • Pupil behaviour and safety

    • Use of data, examination outcomes and test results

    • Use of the Pupil Premium and other resources to overcome barriers to learning.

    • Ensuring solvency and probity and that the financial resources made available to the school are managed effectively.

    • Performance Management to improve performance, teaching and leadership and management.

    • Engagement with stakeholders.

    • The teaching of tolerance, respect, culture, lifestyles and the school’s preparation of our young people positively for life in modern Britain.

     

    We are very fortunate to have such committed and supportive Governors.  We very much enjoy working with them and recognise the significant and valuable contribution that they make to the work of the school.

     

    Our thanks to our Staff Governors who take their responsibilities very seriously and do a great job.

    "Governors are fully involved in discussions and decisions about strategic direction and school development. "
    Ofsted 2013