• School closes on Friday 21st July 2017. We are looking forward to seeing the children back at school on Monday 4th September. Have a fabulous summer everyone!

Governor Activities

14/7/17 Tim Clayton – Sports day

I enjoyed watching the children in the key stage 2 sports day. The event gave an opportunity for individual success as well as team efforts. It was well supported by parents and friends.

11/7/17 Tim Clayton – Year 3 Whitby trip

I was given the opportunity to review the risk assessment for the trip prior to departure and had a brief discussion about the format of the trip with the class teacher Mr Emmett. The trip itself was enthusiastically enjoyed by the children and adults. I think that everyone learned something from the paleontologist and were pleased to be able to not only find fossils on the beach but to bring them home.

8/7/17 Tim Clayton – Swinnow School fair

I attended the school fair and saw the organisation that had obviously been put into the event by the staff and the Buddies of Swinnow School(BOSS) as demonstrated by the variety of stalls, as well as the enthusiasm of the community that attended.

27/06/17 - Neil Lawrence, Tracey Lowthorpe & Jenny Wilks - Teaching & Learning Review

On the 27th June a Teaching & Learning review was held in school included in this was a review of school governance. Neil Lawrence, Tracey Lowthorpe and Jenny Wilks attended a meeting with members of the school governor support team. Jenny Wilks subsequently attended a meeting with Mrs Naylor and the review to obtain feedback on the Teaching & Learning Review as a whole. The results of the Teaching & Learning review and feedback from the governors meeting will be discussed fully with all governors at the next FGB meeting to be held on Monday 10th July.

 29/06/17 - Tim Clayton – Tooth Talk – year 4

I visited class 4 to speak with them about their current science topic – teeth. I was very impressed with how well the class stayed on topic, they were attentive, well behaved and asked some searching questions as well as sharing their experiences for the entire class. Mrs Bell also explained how she planned to integrate the discussion we had into her teaching.

 20/06/17 - Jenny Wilks - Early Years Governor

Attended a meeting with Sarah Haigh regarding early years update.

8/06/17 - Tim Clayton - Health & Safety Governor

The Headteacher and I performed a walk around the school looking at specific aspects in relation to disabled access. We discussed possible issues and set realistic goals in an action plan.

 03/05/17 - Claire Howells - Safeguarding Governor

CH met with SH and BN for the Safeguarding audit in school on 03/05/17 with Claire Dodd. Actions agreed and to be reviewed on 13/06/17.

The summer term questions from GSS were discussed by CH and SH and a report submitted.

 8/5/17 - 11/5/17 - Bill Taylor - Co-opted Governor

This week, in my role as governor, I monitored the security and administration of the KS2 SATs tests. I checked that the papers were stored securely both before and after the tests. All tests were supervised by at least 2 qualified and experienced members of staff in each room. The roles and responsibilities were clear. I was present when papers were securely packed up, in preparation for being collected. 

26/4/2017 – Tim Clayton – Health and Safety Governor

I attended a meeting with the school Health and Safety officer and reviewed the school’s monitoring and audit processes as well as checking that actions that had been raised previously had been performed. We did a walk around of the school premises including the Children’s Centre. We identified several issues that have been added to a new action plan.