Well what a great start to the academic year our students have had, it was fantastic to see everyone in their uniform and eager to learn. As a school we have some exciting future plans! We have held our first Governing Board meeting which went well in ensuring that all Governors had a clear way forward in supporting the school. Every Governor is allocated to the right committee ensuring that responsibilities are met.
Making sure that all children are getting the right opportunity to learn and enjoy school is a big part of what goes on. As part of this, a lot of data is collected. Governors don’t see individual’s data, but we do look at groups, for example, how does the achievement of girls compare to boys in various subjects, and how does this compare to national averages? Doing this helps the school identify areas to focus on. Governors had a training session on safeguarding given by Mrs A Lupton on the first day of the school year.
As a past parent and student of Whaley Thorns, I’ve been very pleased and encouraged that children enjoying school is always such a high priority.
Zoe Ellis - Chair of Governors