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Whitemoor Academy

A 'Take Care' school that encourages pupils to 'Dare to be Different'

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Statement from the Chair

We are proud to be a Local Governing Body (LGB) within SHINE Multi Academy Trust.

 

Our LGB has established a clear vision and strategic direction for the academy - in order to uphold high standards of achievement and ensure the safety and well-being of all pupils and staff. This also allows us to hold the Headteacher to account in terms of the educational performance of the academy and oversee its financial position - making sure that money is well spent.

 

We are privileged to support the academy as volunteers and are confident that, as part of the leadership team, we will secure its ‘good’ status when next inspected by Ofsted. We are fully committed to uphold the values and ethos of Whitemoor Academy, which are encompassed in these two maxims:

 

  • Dare to be Different
  • Take Care

 

We work closely with school staff. We fulfil our role of quality assurance through activities such as: monitoring visits, learning walks and data workshops. This engagement enables us to confidently support and challenge leadership in our role as a critical friend.

 

We work closely with SHINE Multi Academy Trust to review and agree policies, such as:

 

  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • Special Educational Needs / Disabilities
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
 

All policies are published on our website and available through the school office.

 

As we support the new Headteacher into her role at Whitemoor, we will continue to focus on academy improvement in all aspects and so ensure continuing development through partnership working during the 2018/19 academic year.

 

High among our priorities is ensuring that all our children, including those with special needs and/or disability, are well supported. As well as this, we will play close attention to how the Pupil Premium and P.E. and Sports Premium Grants are being spent by the academy and the impact this has on outcomes. There are link governors who have responsibility for: special education needs and/or disability; achievement and data; quality of teaching; and safeguarding. Reports are submitted to the LGB to ensure all governors have an opportunity to understand the successes and areas of improvement across every area of academy performance.

 

With the enthusiasm and dedication of our Headteacher and her staff, along with the knowledge and collaboration that comes with being part of a multi academy trust, we are able to maintain and develop the excellent education offer for all our pupils. 

 

Minutes of all LGB meetings and its Resources Committee are public documents – you can request these via our school office or by contacting our Clerk (clerk@shine-mat.com).

 

Yours faithfully

 

Emma Owen

Chair of the Local Governing Body

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