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English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Governors

Welcome to our Governors’ section. 

 

The aim of the Governors at our school is to work with the staff in helping the children achieve their full potential in a happy, caring environment.
We do this in four main ways:

  • Planning ahead and monitoring the performance and progress of our children so that our school continues to improve.
  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
    The Headteacher of the school is responsible for the day-to-day management of the school and for operational matters.

For more information on becoming a School Governor 

 

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Update from the Governing Body

Results of the Parent Survey November 2021
It was lovely to see so many parents in person at the parents evening. Thank you so much to everyone who completed a survey. In total we received 111 responses this year. The results are shown below.

We are delighted that so many parents feel their children feel happy and safe at the school.

If you couldn’t attend the parents evening and would like to complete the survey you can still pick one up from the school office. We welcome any feedback or comment at anytime of the year so please do get in touch if you would like to governors@englishmartyrs.school

As a Governing Body we discuss the views of parents with the Head and her staff so that we can work together to address any areas of concern.

Many thanks for your support as always. The Governors

 

Strongly Agree/ Agree

Disagree/ Strongly Disagree

Don’t know

No concerns raised/ Not Bullied

My child is happy at school

100%

0%

0%

 

My child feels safe at school

100%

0%

0%

 

The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved

99%

 

1%

 

My child does well at this school

98%

2%

 

 

The school informs me of my child's progress

93%

4%

3.50%

 

The school has high expectations for my child

88%

5%

7%

 

The school makes me aware of what my child will be learn during the year

88%

8%

4%

 

Does your child have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)?

Yes 19%

No 81%

 

 

My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed

88%

12%

 

 

My child has SEND and the school provides opportunities for them to take part in a range of activities

88%

12%

 

 

There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school

95%

2%

3%

 

My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school

95%

4%

1%

 

This school supports my child’s wider personal development

93%

4%

4%

 

I would recommend this school to another parent

93%

5%

2%

 

When I have raised concerns with the school, they have been dealt with appropriately
(If you have not raised any concerns please select the response – No concerns raised)

 

 

 

35%

The remaining 65% answered

89%

11%

 

 

My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively
(If your child has not been bullied please select the response – my child has not been bullied)

 

 

 

78%

The remaining 22% answered

90%

10%

 

 

I am aware of the school’s positive behaviour policy and anti-bullying policy

93%

4%

4%

 

I know where to find information on these policies

82%

13%

6%

 

Last Year the School introduced its new School Values

 

 

 

 

I know what the Values of the School are

88%

8%

4%

 

I see these Values being lived throughout the school

86%

7%

7%

 

I know where to find information on the school values

82%

11%

7%

 

 

Governors also asked,

 How did your child/children cope with lockdown and their gap in schooling?
How did the school deal/cope with the journey from 'lockdown' to full return to school in September 2021?

‚ÄčThe comments received from parents/carers were very positive and a reflection of the hard work demonstrated by Dr Townsley and all her staff to maintain good contact with all pupils and parents/carers either by telephone, email, text or in some instances a personal visit to the home.   Google Classroom was introduced which was a good development for our pupils to remain focussed on the curriculum whilst learning at home. 

There were, of course, a lot of challenges for us all to face during the time of the pandemic. Governors have not lost sight of what an amazing contribution parents/carers made to support the school during this very difficult time.  With the full return to school in September, it was uplifting for Governors to learn that pupils were very happy to return to their school environment, their friends and their teachers'.

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