Governors’ update: behaviour

Last Friday myself and fellow governor, Lesley Walter, came into school to conduct our annual behaviour survey with children.

We interviewed eight children from across the school and asked them a list of questions about school rules, rewards, sanctions and fairness.

It is the third year I have done this and, as always, it was an absolute pleasure to meet the children, who were a credit to the school and their families.

Just to pick a couple of highlights – all the children answered an emphatic ‘yes’ to the following two questions:

Do you feel safe in school? And

Is everybody treated the same?

Additionally, all the children showed a great knowledge of the school rules.

Georgina Godden, Vice-Chair of Governors

Federation Consultation Begins

This week Fordingbridge Junior School and Fordingbridge Infant School Governors began the consultation process associated with their proposals to federate the two schools.

The Governors are keen to hear views from parents/carers, staff and the community about the proposals. All the related documents can be found on the school website by clicking here.

Please drop your completed consultation forms into the box in either school reception by midday on 16 July 2018.

Georgina Godden, Vice-Chair, FJS Governors


Governors’ update

It’s been business as usual for school governors in the last couple of weeks, with governors visiting school on many occasions.

The Curriculum and Welfare Committee met to discuss the first set of school performance data and were also interested to see presentations from Mrs Robertson about the geography and history curriculum and about the software the school uses for recording any welfare or behaviour concerns. The software is particularly useful in building a picture of patterns of behaviour or concern, by bringing together individual pieces of information logged by different members of staff.

Link Governors have also been into school to discuss specific subject areas with their leads, including Maths with Mr Woodger, English with Mrs Ovenden and Behaviour with Mrs Robertson.

As well as the more ‘serious’ side of school life, we have also been privileged to spend time with children, enjoying work sharing events and the walk to and from church – congratulations to all the children and staff on a lovely, festive and well-executed Christmas Service at St Mary’s!

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our school community – here’s to 2018!

Georgina Godden, Vice-Chair