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Annual Report from the Governors of Shakespeare Junior School, September 2018:

 

Last year the governing body met regularly to monitor and challenge the school on specific areas identified for improvement and matters related to the effective governance of the school.

 

Attendance at meetings was good and all governors attended individual or group training sessions throughout the year to ensure that they continued to develop the necessary skills to be proactive and knowledgeable governors.

 

The governors have seen, through meetings, interviews, presentations and reports the school has much to celebrate in terms of pupil achievement, behaviour and welfare, strong leadership and management, financial stability and positive hard working, committed staff. 

The governors are pleased to report that the end of year Key Stage 2 results show that the Year 6 pupils attained a good standard of learning. This year the staff will continue to work with the pupils and parents to build on these results so that all pupils will leave the school achieving the best possible outcomes.

 

In order to effectively sustain and monitor these improvements, the governors will receive regular reports from members of the school leadership team, Hampshire Advisory Inspectors and also meet with staff and pupils.

 

The governors monitored the budget of the school and in March, the 2018 Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) forms were submitted for scrutiny by Hampshire County Council to show that we have secure financial management in place.

 

The governors have regular agenda items considering safeguarding matters and health and safety and a nominated governor carried out an annual audit with the site manager. We are satisfied that all necessary safeguarding policies and procedures are in place and effective.

 

There was an excellent positive response to the termly Parent Questionnaire with many supportive comments which the staff were pleased to receive. All concerns were noted and shared with the school leadership team to follow up and address. It was also a good opportunity for the governors to meet parents during the Parent Consultation Evenings.

 

We look forward to the new challenges facing us this year and we will give Steve Cox and the whole staff team our full support.

 

 

Parent Questionnaires

The Governors are working very hard with the school staff, pupils and the Local Authority to ensure that improvements strategies are implemented and sustained. The information that we gather from the Parent Questionnaires is a valuable part of this process. We appreciate the time you take to complete the questionnaires, are always pleased to receive positive comments and your thoughts on where the school could do better.

 

The Governors always share the results and comments from the questionnaires with the school staff. Where it is appropriate for the school to make improvements, the Governors will monitor and evaluate the changes.

 

Results of Autumn Term Questionnaire 2018

 

Each term the governing body aims to undertake an evaluation of the performance of our school by gathering the views of parents. The table below shows the results of the recent questionnaire. All feedback we collect helps us to celebrate successes and determine future priorities for school improvement. Outcomes from the questionnaire have been shared with the School Leadership Team.

 

Thankyou for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.

Marilyn Bonney (Chair of Governors)

 

174 responses

 

 

Strongly Agree

 

Agree

 

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

 

Don't Know

 

No answer

1

My child is happy at school

54.6%

95

74

42.5%

4

2.3%

0.0%

0

1

0.6%

0

0.0%

2

My child has friends at school

58.0%

101

68

39.1%

3

1.7%

0.0%

0

2

1.1%

0

0.0%

3

There is a happy atmosphere at school

52.3%

91

76

43.7%

1

0.6%

0.0%

0

6

3.4%

0

0.0%

4

The school buidlings are well maintained

48.9%

85

83

47.7%

0

0.0%

0.6%

1

5

2.9%

0

0.0%

5

The school provides a safe and secure environment.

50.6%

88

80

46.0%

3

1.7%

0.0%

0

3

1.7%

0

0.0%

6

The outdoor and indoor environments are effective in supporting creativity and learning

47.7%

83

83

47.7%

0

0.0%

0.0%

0

8

4.6%

0

0.0%

7

The school is helping my child settle into their new year group

50.0%

87

75

43.1%

1

0.6%

0.0%

0

9

5.2%

2

1.1%

8

The school is helping my child become selfconfident, independent and responsible

52.9%

92

74

42.5%

1

0.6%

0.6%

1

4

2.3%

2

1.1%

9

The school's system of rewarding and praising children is effective

35.1%

61

73

42.0%

3

1.7%

0.6%

1

32

18.4%

4

2.3%

10

The school's system of discipline is effective

28.7%

50

85

48.9%

2

1.1%

0.6%

1

33

19.0%

3

1.7%

11

The school's values and attitudes have a positive efect on my child

42.0%

73

89

51.1%

2

1.1%

0.6%

1

5

2.9%

4

2.3%

12

The school treats my child fairly

46.0%

80

81

46.6%

1

0.6%

0.6%

1

7

4.0%

4

2.3%

13

My child knows that there is an adult who will listen to them if they have a problem

44.3%

77

81

46.6%

3

1.7%

0.6%

1

9

5.2%

3

1.7%

14

My child enjoys playtimes and lunchtimes

56.9%

99

65

37.4%

2

1.1%

1.1%

2

3

1.7%

3

1.7%

15

The school helps to promote a healthy lifestyle.

44.3% 77

87

50.0%

1

0.6%

0.0% 0

6

3.4%

3

1.7%

Year Group Split

 

No Year

 

Year 3

 

Year 4

 

Year 5

 

Year 6

 

Class 8

 

24

13.8%

44

25.3%

41

23.6%

38

21.8%

26

14.9%

1

0.6%

 

 

 

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