Farsley Farfield Primary School

Governor Activities

13th November 2017 – Katy Smith (Attendance Governor) – Meeting with Mr Harris and Mrs Sykes

It was great to see that the overall attendance since the beginning of this academic year is very good.  The majority of children at Farfield have consistently high attendance.

We discussed a number of children with poor attendance and we considered how the school can support those children and their families to increase their engagement and improve attendance.

10th November 2017 – Rob Heap (Chair of Governors) – Budget Review

Today I spent the morning working through budget spreadsheets, trying to balance keeping the school the special and unique place it is with ever shrinking budgets. If government funding for education doesn’t change for the better in the next couple of years we will be forced to make some difficult decisions.

7th November 2017 – Nimisha Barai (Parent Governor) – Parents evening

I attended parents evening this week and was extremely pleased on how quickly the teacher acted on the comments raised in my meeting.

4th November 2017  Marion Cole (PE Governor) – Leeds Schools Cross Country

Well done to all the 21 Farsley Farfield runners that took part in the Leeds Schools cross country event this morning in Middleton.  It was great to see Farsley Farfield children taking part – and really enjoying themselves too!

I hope the recent introduction of the daily mile will inspire even more children to get involved next time.

1st November 2017  Full Governing Body Meeting

The full governing body met for its termly two hour meeting. We considered the headteacher report, progress on the School Improvement Plan, financial regulations, Governor responsibilities and feedback from the sub committees.

October 2017  Sub Committee meetings

In September and October all the sub committees met, typically for 1-1.5 hours in the late afternoon/early evening: Resources Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee, Pupil Support Committee and Children’s Centre Committee. Governors typically serve on one or two sub committees and these tend to meet 5-6 times a year.

October 2017 – Nimisha Barai (Parent Governor), Harvest Festival

Attended the Harvest festival this morning and felt incredibly proud to be part of a school that puts so much importance on this festival.