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Behaviour and Welfare Meeting

Submitted by Academy Council on 16th December 2017

Focus – Pupil Voice

School Development Priority 3

Last week after our usual Behaviour and Welfare meeting with Mrs Procter and Mrs Kuffour, I was able to meet the School Ambassadors from Year 6 and the  Behaviour Mentors from Year 6 also.  

Academy Council Visit (Maths)

Focus – Maths

Last week, I came into school in my role as an Academy Councillor to meet with the Maths Lead, Mrs Kuffour. The focus of the meeting was to discuss the Maths SIP (School Improvement Plan) and the actions being completed in this academic year. I was exceptionally pleased with the findings including:

Link Governor Early Years & SEND Visit

Please note that this was a previous blog from January 2017. It has been moved to the Chair of Governor's blog.

As vice chair of the governing body I support and work very closely with the chair of governors, the governing body, and schools senior leadership team, in addition,  I have other roles and responsibilities, including support, challenge and mentoring Mrs Davies in the reception class who is also the schools SENCO.

P.E Governor Visit


As you will be aware all primary schools receive additional funding to develop PE provision. The spending of the money is strictly monitored and there are restrictions enforced by the Department for Education.  

Link Governor Meeting - English

As governors we take on different roles and responsibilities to make sure that all areas stay high on the school’s agenda - part of the school’s self evaluation process and prioritised within the School Development Plan. On the 12th January, I met with Mrs Edwards in my role as Literacy Link Governor to discuss various initiatives including the literacy progress in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 through Success Maker and the Bug Club.

Maths Link Governor Visit

Maths  Link Governor Visit

by Mrs. Jo Cookson (Parent Governor)

Purpose of Visit: To develop links as a newly appointed link governor. To discuss and evidence the implementation of the school’s develop priority of embedding Maths across the curriculum.

The school is to be commended for the active approach been undertaken to ensure that mathematics is fully embedded across the school curriculum.

Curriculum Governor - May 2016

Focus: Specialist music provision in key stage 2

The first classroom I entered was a hive of creative musical activity. A large group of class 4 students were completing their performances of rhythmic pieces which involved vocal harmonies, guitar playing and percussion. All was done with excellent timing

SEN Link Governor Blog – Jun 2015

As ever, supporting our children that require extra support with their learning continues to be a priority at The Meadows, and some of the changes we have made over the last 9 months are continuing to deliver results, particularly where Mrs Jones has a central role in supporting the children, along with the interventions we have in place in the form of ‘precision teaching’ This has recently been assessed and approved by Judith Till from Staffs County Council, who praised the work done by the staff at the school in this area.


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