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Governors Update Autumn 1

This half term the Meadows Governing Body has held the first meeting of the new academic year where we discussed the priorities for the coming year. As Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor I have also visited school several times, meeting with the Senior Leadership Team to discuss current successes, concerns and provide support. I have been on a walk around school to observe some Geography lessons. It was a pleasure to visit and see the children in Year 4 learning about counties and Year 5 studying the USA. I have also met with Mrs Ali to check the school is compliant in Safeguarding and heard about the training staff have received in this area.

One of our priorities to be able to engage more with the wider school community, including parents as the Covid restrictions have now eased, so please do look out for our updates in newsletters and on the website and come and say hello to us at school events - you will be able to recognise us by our governor lanyards. More details about who we are and what we do can be found on the governors' section of the website.
 
We are also excited to be holding a Parent Governor Election at the moment and were very grateful to receive 2 nominations and look forward to introducing your new parent governor soon - at the time of writing the ballot was still open!

Governor Update - Autumn 2

Emily Farrell - New parent governor

This half term I have been getting to grips with my new role and have attended my first full governing body meeting. I used this as a chance to learn more about how the governing body works and to raise the questions that have been bought to me by the parents. I have also met with the chair of governors where we discussed my new role and responsibilities. Part of this is to oversee the use of money received for Sports Premium within the school so I have spent some time researching this particular area. I look forward to continuing to represent the parent community as well as supporting The Meadows Primary School.

Kate Watkins - Chair of Governors

The governors, along with the senior leadership team, would like to thank the Friends of Meadows for their hard work on the Christmas Fayre. We are aware the event couldn't go ahead as initially planned; however, your persistence and flexibility meant some aspects of it could still be enjoyed by the pupils.

We would like to take this chance to wish all the pupils, parents and staff at the Meadows a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Governor Update - Spring 1

Kate Watkins - Chair of Governors

This half term has been a busy one for the governing board! We held a meeting to examine the finances of the school, discussing the information to ensure that school money is spent well. The Curriculum and Standards Committee has also had chance to find out more about English and Maths at the Meadows; receiving reports on how well pupils are achieving and progressing and what the English and Maths leads would like to develop next, and a visit to school to see English lessons in progress. It was a privilege to visit classrooms and see the classes involved in a variety of reading and writing activities, as well talk to pupils about what they are learning. We have been very fortunate to appoint three new governors this half term - Chris Smith was elected as staff governor, and Anna Bateman and Gift Hamisi have also been appointed. Please do look out for more information about them on the school website, and hopefully you will be able to see them, along with the rest of the board, in the near future as more in person events are held.

Governor Update - Spring 2

Kerry Jones - Chair of Resources

This term we have been thinking about the finances of the school and working to ensure the school's money is well spent. We have looked at Pupil Premium and Sports Premium spending, as well as considering the whole school budget for the next financial year. We have also appointed a new School Business Manager, and we are really pleased to welcome Mrs Singh to The Meadows family, as she started in her new role this week. We hope you all have a lovely Easter break.