Governors' Blog: 22nd November 2019

Hi everyone, I hope you’re keeping warm now that winter is setting in. This is a quick update on the work that the governor team have been doing this term.

Firstly, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our recent survey. We received lots of responses and the overall feedback is really encouraging. Satisfaction is even higher than in our previous surveys and you shared lots of great comments about the school and its team. You also provided thoughtful suggestions that we’ll be looking at carefully as part of planning future priorities. We’ll be doing detailed analysis of your feedback over the coming weeks and will share our reflections with you.

As we did last autumn, we would like to invite all of Goose Green’s parents and carers to an update meeting when we will be sharing more information about the school’s progress and future plans. We are planning to hold two meetings to make it as easy as possible for everyone to come along:

  • Monday 9 December, 6pm
  • Tuesday 10 December, 9am

I hope to see you there!

Last week we had the autumn term meeting of the local governing body. We recapped on the work that governors have been doing to keep up to date with teaching, learning and safeguarding across the school, review progress and oversee the school’s finances and management. The year has started well and it’s encouraging to hear how well children across the school are doing and get updates about the school team’s great work.

We also welcomed two new governors to our team. This brings us up to full complement and means we are in a good position for the future development of the governing body. I’m sure you will join me in welcoming them to the Goose Green family. Our new governors are:

Felicia Johnston: Felicia has worked in a range of executive support roles, including large businesses and the House of Lords, giving her lots of experience of governance. She lives locally and is very interested in education.

Hannah Musisi: Hannah has senior business experience and has been a charity trustee in the past. She lives locally in South East London and has children at primary school and pre-school age. She is keen to become a governor to use her skills to contribute to the local community.

We will be holding an election for a parent governor post next July. If you’d like to find out more about the work that governors do and consider putting yourself forward then please get in touch with me at chair@goosegreenprimaryschool.org.

Rob Miller
Chair of Governors

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