The Governors of Westfield Community Primary School want to keep parents informed about their activities and the ways in which they support and offer challenge to the leadership of the school. We are proud of the way in which Westfield has developed and supported the community over the ten years that it has existed and want to find ways in which we can continue to provide such support.
Therefore we welcome suggestions from you. You can contact us via the school with your thoughts and suggestions. Please address any comments or suggestions in writing o the Chair of Governors.
From time to time we will inform you about our activities and the actions that we have taken to support and/or challenge the school leadership with the intention of attempting to meet and support the needs of the community.
Governors spent last Saturday morning reviewing the school improvement plan and considering our actions to make sure we are delivering good support and challenge across the school. We've confirmed our lead roles for this year and are all looking forward to arranging visits into school over the coming weeks. We'll be agreeing the plan at Full Governing Board next week.
On January 19th Westfield the Senior Management Team were delighted to welcome Claire Burton, CEO of the Standards and Testing Agency. Claire was most impressed by the systems in place in Westfield to monitor and track pupil progress. As ever, a visit around the school to see our pupils and meet the staff resulted in high praise for the way in which our pupils behaved and their ability and willingness to share their views and learning with visitors.
it is always a pleasure to show visitors around the school especially when we receive such favourable reactions.
Last week I was privileged to meet with our assessor who had been assessing the school's systems and procedures in respect of basic skills. The outcome was positive and the school has once again been awarded the quality mark for a further three years. The Governing Body offers its thanks to all our staff for being able to demonstrate the quality of teaching at Westfield.
Chair of Governors
Another useful 'away day' which this year took place at Kilhey Court with a packed (some might say overambitious) agenda. Some time spent talking through the outcomes for pupils at KS1 and KS2 and plans already put into place to address outcomes for reading.
We had good discussion around governor roles and attendance of governors at Middle Managers meetings and developed a new approach. Training and development was discussed very briefly so we need to make further plans as soon as possible.
The rest of the time was devoted to a presentation and discussion regarding academy status, very ably delivered by Vicki Semple from Governor Services.