English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ


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.

Update from the Governing Body

Results of the Parent Survey November 2018


Thank you to all parents who completed our annual survey during the Parent Evening consultations. We have detailed a summary of the results below and they are also available on the School Website. In total we received 149 responses. A number of you made comments which helped us put into context the answers that you gave us, and we would like to thank you for the helpful and constructive feedback.


When analysing the results we look at those areas that score less than 90%. We also compare the results with those of previous years so that we can see if the views of our parents are changing in any particular area. We also take into account the % of don’t know responses, as we realise that, depending on the length of time your child has been with the school you may not have experienced some areas.


We have been very much encouraged by this year’s results. There are a number of areas that we would like to discuss in a parent forum and/or focus group so that we can fully understand parent perception and what you think will help work better for pupils, parents and staff.


Below are the areas that we will explore further.


1. Homework 13% of parents disagreed that their child receives appropriate homework and 8% of parents answered ‘don’t know’. In last years survey, this was an area that had significantly improved in parent perception, so this is something that we have taken to staff to review in the first instance to see if the homework policy is being implemented consistently across the school. This will then be a topic for the parent focus groups.


2. This school deals effectively with Bullying 38% of parents answered ‘don’t’ know’ to this question and a number of parents commented that they had answered in this way as ‘they had no experience of bullying’. The behaviour and anti bullying policy was reviewed and updated in the Spring and implemented during the Summer term. (A copy is available on the school website.) We have just had Anti Bullying week and the children and staff worked together, exploring what this means to them – more information will be coming out on this later in the week.

3. I receive valuable information from this school about my child's progress This had varying responses and is an area that we want to improve so that parents are getting useful and timely information. We will use this as a topic for one of our parent focus groups.


Once again, thank you for taking part. 

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