It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Bankwood Community Primary School on behalf of all the Governors. As a Governing Body we are very proud of our children and the school community and we would like to thank all parents and staff for the support and encouragement they give. For children, this support nurtures key social and creative skills especially in the early years and helps build confidence and self-esteem. Parent interest and support in promoting the school is invaluable and ensures Bankwood has a strong partnership with the local community.
Our role as Governors is to make sure that objectives are met and that planning for the future is both aspirational and realistic. We are here to support and encourage the Headteacher, Senior Leadership team and teaching staff as a ‘critical friend’ and maintain our commitment to achieving the highest standards of education. We meet at least once a term to look at the issues which affect the school as a whole. We also have three committees: Standards which looks at teaching and learning in the school; Finance and Premises which covers the school budget and how it is spent and Parent and Community which works with parents, carers and the wider community Each committee usually meets once a term. Policies and agreed minutes of meetings are available on request via the School Office or here on this website.
We are all passionate about ensuring our children receive the best possible education. During the year ahead, we as a Governing Body together with the Leadership Team will reflect on the successful academic year of 2016/2017 taking the learning from what worked well and discuss and review plans for further improvements this year.
I am privileged to be the Chair of Governors at Bankwood and to lead a team who work hard to share their expertise to guide the school forward. There are a number of ways to get in touch with us, by leaving a note via the School Office; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication will be treated in the strictest confidence. We will acknowledge your comments, respond and report back as needed at the next full governors meeting. We all try to attend school events during the school year, so look out for us and please come and have a chat.
Dr Peter Dickson
Chair of Governors