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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. Furthermore, this 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 wider leadership team, we will help secure its ‘good’ status in the upcoming Section 5 Ofsted inspection. 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; fulfilling our role of quality assurance through activities such as: monitoring visits, learning walks and attendance at data workshops. This engagement enables us to confidently support and challenge leadership in our role as a critical friend.

 

We also work closely with SHINE Multi Academy Trust to review and agree policies, which are published on our website and available through the school office.

 

This academic year, we will continue to focus on all aspects of academy improvement, resulting in continual development through our strong partnership working.

 

High among our priorities is ensuring that all our children, including those with additional needs, 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 and the impact this has on outcomes. There are link governors who have responsibility for: special education needs and 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 collaborative benefits that come 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

 

Kevin Bennett

(Chair of the Local Governing Body)

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