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Governor News, Summer Term

Both Committees (Learning and Pupil Progress, Finance and Resources) and the Full Governing Body met during May. This is a particularly busy time of year, marking the end of the Financial Year (2015-16) where Governors Review and Approve the Year End Figures and School Accounts and then moving on to draft a budget and Improvement Plan for the next academic year (2016-17). Our LPP Committee met in early May and conducted a review of the recently collected assessment data designed to map pupil progress. St Michael’s are using the new Herts for Learning, Steps for Progress, to assess our
pupils. I am pleased to report that most of our children are achieving their age related expectations for progress and some achieving more than the age related expectations. A full programme of intervention has been introduced to meet the individual needs of any children requiring any additional input. We have recently had a visit from our Hertfordshire Improvement Partner and again I am pleased to report that she was very positive regarding the progress our current pupils are making now that the new curriculum and
assessment procedures are in place. At the LPP meeting we were also able to hear about the recent developments made by the School Council which has been led by Mrs Gloyn this year. Governors would like to thank Mrs Gloyn for her continuing work with the School Council. Children have opportunities at School Council to discuss issues important to them and to decide and plan on future activities and events. Mr Neil Gammon takes over as Governor with special responsibility for Safeguarding and has now completed his training.
In addition to checking the Year End Figures and Approving the Draft Budget, The F&R Committee were updated regarding the current Admissions. Twenty eight new Reception children are due to join us in September which is a very pleasing and healthy number.
An e-safety meeting has been arranged for Parents/carers on Monday 20th June at 2pm in the school hall. We would encourage all Parents/carers to support this event. This is always a really informative session especially when we consider all the current pressures on our young people presented by social media etc. I have written to you separately regarding the results of the parent Questionnaire via ParentMail and is communicated on our school website. Please look at the results if you can. By the end of term Mr Mallon will report to Governors on the Year 2015-16, evaluate our progress towards our school priorities (School Self Evaluation Doc.) and in conjunction with staff draft the School Improvement Plan
for 2016-17. During these last few weeks of term Governors will be making their termly visits to school. These visits are carefully planned to help Governors gain more knowledge about the day to day life of the school. It is always a delight to see the many and varied activities planned and delivered to our children and the challenge, motivation and inspiration evident throughout the school. Sue Gray, Chair of Governors.
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