Coronavirus Update: A phased return for pupils will begin on Monday 08 June 2020. The plan for each week will be that the pupils who have been attending (as they are children of Key workers) will continue to attend daily. All other pupils will attend Tuesday to Friday each week. This will allow for staff to thoroughly clean rooms that have been used the previous week, so we are confident that all health and safety precautions are taken.

Pupils will arrive by home/school transport or with parents, all of whom will drive onto the premises, but remain in their vehicles, until the pupils are asked to exit the vehicle, at 10am. Then, Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will take the temperature of the pupil. If the temperature is above a certain level the pupil will need to return home with the parent or remain in school, isolated, if on home/school transport. Parents will need to collect their child if they have a raised temperature or are unwell, as home/school transport will not return any pupil home. So, parents must be available to come directly to school in such a case. This is the same if a pupil is taken unwell during the day. Once temperatures have been checked the pupil will go to their designated classroom (not necessarily their usual classroom) to sit at an allocated desk, in a room with 4 pupil desks. All necessary equipment will be on this desk, so there is no sharing of equipment, reducing the risk of infection. The staffing will be one teacher and one LSA, for each group of 4 pupils, for the whole 4 days. The pupils will remain in this room for the whole day, for the lesson times and lunchtime. We cannot have practical, interactive lessons in order to avoid the possibility of infection. There is one toilet designated per class, which will be deep cleaned at the end of each day.

All groups will have the chance to go out to the school field for fresh air on a rota basis, regularly throughout the day. Pupils will need to provide their own food and drink for the day, no school meals are available and no water fountains are in use. Please ensure that your child is dressed in different clothes each day, to lessen the chance of infection being spread, school uniform is not required. Pupils will not be able to bring into school any mobile phones or toys that they may usually bring to school on home/school transport, as we will not be able to collect belongings as we usually do, nor guarantee the safety of any item.

We plan to start this reopening in the week beginning 08 June 2020, with 3 groups of pupils. Then, the following week another group will start to attend, gradually building up, one additional group per week. This will give us a chance to see how the pupils are coping with these arrangements. During the week before your child starts to attend Mr Hattam or Mrs Crudgington will phone you to make specific arrangements for your child. 24/7 Taxis, who do the home/school transport, have informed us that for social distancing purposes taxis will usually only have one pupil on board. There may be some vehicles with 2 pupils, if there is no escort accompanying the pupils.

These plans will finish on Friday 17 July 2020, which will be the last day for pupils to attend before the summer holidays. If you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements please contact us on safeguarding.eca@kcat.co.uk or phone school between 10am and 2pm any day during the week.

Governors

Who's who

Name Title Term Ends
Paul Bedwell Chairman, Co-opted Governor 30 November 2022
Ann Latchford Partnership Governor 30 November 2022
Ann Pepper Co-opted Governor 30 November 2022
Stephen Johns Co-opted Governor 30 November 2022
Chris O’Brien Co-opted Governor 30 November 2022
Robert Stallard Co-opted Governor 30 November 2022
Christine Baker Co-opted Governor 30 November 2022
Peter Franklin Local Authority Governor 30 November 2022
Chris Roome Parent Governor 30 November 2022
Dave Bill Parent Governor 30 November 2022
Frances Alexander Staff 30 November 2022
John Chadwick Headteacher
Anthony Hattam Associate Member
Antonella Crudgington Associate Member
Amanda Brown Clerk to Governors

There is currently 1 vacancy for a Parent Governor, if you wish to nominate yourself to this role or would like to know more about the position please contact the school office.

Responsibilities of Governors

The governing body has specific responsibilities including:

  • The responsibility for the conduct of the school
  • Setting targets in standards and achievement;
  • Ensuring the School has a Curriculum policy, in particular the teaching of National Curriculum subjects and RE and deciding on provision of sex education;
  • Ensuring Policies relating to the School’s operation are prepared and are reviewed regularly;
  • Providing information for parents;
  • Financial management;
  • Personnel matters including staff appointments as appropriate;
  • Management and maintenance of buildings;
  • Pupil discipline and behaviour;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the activities of the school;
  • Drawing up a plan after an inspection by OFSTED and overseeing its implementation

Governors may be contacted through the school office

Meeting Schedule 2017/18

The Governing Body meetings will take place on the following dates during the 2017/18 academic year:

Name
Wednesday 25 September 2019
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Wednesday 22 January 2020
Wednesday 18 March 2020
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Wednesday 1 July 2020

Register of Interests

For our Register of Interest, please click here: Register of Interest

Trust Structure

For our Trust Structure, Board Members, Committees and LGBS, please click here: Trust Structure


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