Message from the Board of Governors
The School Governors have met for the first full meeting of the school year. We learned that everyone has settled back into the school routine and we welcome those that are new to the school. The senior leadership team are supported by a strong team who are committed to promoting the development of each individual child at the school.
As always there is a packed diary of exciting events and focus days during the autumn term which we are looking forward to as much as the children (and the staff….!). We are confident that these opportunities will promote the enthusiasm for learning that is always apparent within the school.
Don’t just take our word for it; come in and volunteer. There are plenty of opportunities for parent (and of course, grandparent) helpers. If you are interested and can spare some time, please speak to the school office.
Spring governor update
The Governing Body had a spring term meeting earlier this week. We reviewed the progress and performance of the school. It has been a busy (and very cold) term for everyone involved with Wormley School. The focus for this term has been on reading fluency and comprehension have been the subject of strong focus across the school. The recent poetry week (and the well attended recitals), along with the ongoing Reading Challenge and Sponsored Read have been of particular success in this area. Further, the school has invested in new texts across the year groups for home reading. The teaching staff are committed to encouraging and promoting good quality reading. Recent visits to the school by Governors have shown that the children are benefiting from the teaching methods and that they show great enthusiasm for reading and writing. We cannot understate how important it is that reading and writing opportunities continue at home. An author recently visited the school and conducted writing workshops. There are plenty of budding authors in the school and we suspect the next JK Rowling is here somewhere.
The school continues to run the increasingly popular Messy Church. The most recent Messy Church was very well attended by many of our families. It has fostered some very positive, trusting relationships between church volunteers, clergy, staff and families. There was a lovely quote from one of the children which perhaps sums up the reason for the success: “I like Messy Church because I love being messy and I love Church”
There are, of course, challenges for the school; not least the excitement of the forthcoming Data Protection Regulations and the financial planning for 2018/19.
We are extremely proud to announce that Mrs Gaiteri will graduate this term as a Leader for Impact with the Royal Opera House Bridge. This has led to new partnerships with professionals in arts and culture. Our school has joined a national network aiming to measure the impact of arts and cultural education on children and young people. If that wasn’t enough, two of our teachers, Mrs Harris and Mrs Campkin, have had their work with maths teaching and learning published in the Times Educational Supplement and an Early Years Journal.
Apologies for the long blog, but it is so important that we share the successes of the school with you all and equally assure you that the school is capable of rising to any challenge.. We are sure that Science Week will be an addition to the the expanding list of success. Perhaps the best way to end the blog is with a science related (ish) quote, from a famous spaceman, which reflects the aspirations the school has for your children. “To Infinity and beyond”
Governor Blog Autumn 2017
Hello and Welcome!
The Governing Body would like to welcome everyone back following the summer break. We particularly welcome those that are new to the school, both parents and children.
It is not just the children who are successful life-long learners here at Wormley Primary School. The staff are pretty great at it too! We are very proud of Mr Emmett and Mrs Harris who recently completed a masters degree in Leading Teaching and Learning with HertsCam, an educational charity, in partnership with The University of Hertfordshire. They both attained outstanding distinctions, of publishable quality.
There is an exciting academic year ahead. The autumn calendar is jam-packed with events for the school. Living History Day is sure to be spectacular again! Please see the recent News on 19th, website or school app for the key dates for these events. The Wormley school app con be downloaded through Google Play or iTunes.
We would like to urge parents, grandparents and carers to volunteer at the school in any way you can. Whatever time you can offer there is something you can do to help the school. Please speak to the school office for more information.
“A huge congratulations to all year 2 and year 6 children on their recent KS1 and KS2 national assessments and tests. All the hard work has paid off. Every single one of you should be immensely proud of what you have achieved. We are certainly very proud of you all.
The school as a whole performed really well in comparison to national averages. Collectively these results are significant and show the continuous improvement of this school. More importantly, individual results reflect the successful learning journey that each child has embarked on at Wormley Primary School.
Enjoy the summer. For those that are making the leap to Secondary School we hope that you continue to have faith, take responsibility, show respect and………….achieve.”
Governor view of the year
“The school Governors met last night for the final full Governing Body meeting of the school year. We reviewed what has been a good year for the school. A “good” Ofsted rating and recognition that this is an “outstanding” church school are particular highlights. Governors have also conducted recent key stage visits and have been impressed by the teaching techniques and performance. The children are fantastic. Their work (individual and collaborative) is always outstanding. The consensus of the children is that they enjoy this school and feel that they are inspired to achieve.
Looking ahead, there is already a lot of planning taking place for the next school year. Everyone is committed to nuturing and building on the attainment of the children and the development of the school overall. The teaching of Mastery in History next year is certainly something to look out for.
The Governors are truly grateful to Mrs Gaiteri and all the staff at Wormley Primary School for all their hard work this year”