Governors’ Annual Report to Parents
This report had been prepared to provide details of the core functions completed by the LGB during the 2021-2022 academic year under several key headings.
Composition of the Local Governing Board (LGB)
For the 2021-2022 academic year, the LGB of Redhill Primary Academy comprised of the following members: -
The LGB continues to undertake processes of self-evaluation to highlight development needs and to assist with governor recruitment. The LGB is cognisant of the requirement to have an appropriate range of skills amongst governors, principally to enable the LGB to meet its core functions and to effectively support the Headteacher to address the Academy’s priorities. Recognising that the composition of the LGB has changed during the year and that additional members are required, it is, therefore, anticipated that at least two new governor appointments will be formalised ahead of the new academic year.
In preparation for this year, the Academy reviewed and revised its COVID-19 risk assessment, as necessary, and developed contingency plans recognising that alternative arrangements might be needed in response to the national and local context. Measures were taken to mitigate the risk of virus transmission in the school, particularly during periods when positive cases in the local community were high. Staff absence, caused by the rapid transmission of the Omicron variant during the spring term, presented some resourcing challenges which required significant flexibility by staff as the Headteacher endeavoured to minimise the disruption to pupils’ education.
The later easing of government restrictions enabled the Academy to return to more ‘normal’ in-school routines and to reintroduce its activity programme covering parental, community, and extra-curricular events, including educational enrichment visits. It was also possible to recommence the ‘in-person’ interim monitoring programme which enabled Governors to visit the Academy.
Core Function report
During the year, the LGB has:
4. Statutory responsibilities:
During the year, the LGB has:
Plans for 2022-2023
Redhill Primary Academy continues to be successful and a popular choice of local school. The LGB, the Headteacher and all staff continue to be committed to driving improvements in pupils’ progress and attainment.
The LGB will continue to undertake routine monitoring activities during 2022-2023, as broadly set out in this report, and it will continue to provide support to the Headteacher to ensure that pupils are provided with an appropriate learning environment and every opportunity to reach their best possible potential. This will include the opening of the new nursey building which is anticipated in September 2023. The LGB will also review progress towards the Academy’s improvement targets and will particularly monitor those which were formulated to address issues arising from the pandemic situation.
As part of this report, the LGB would like to take this opportunity to express its gratitude to the Headteacher, Senior Leadership team and all members of the teaching and administrative/support staff for their hard work and commitment during another challenging year. As a Board, we are immensely proud of the Academy staff who have worked tirelessly throughout to ensure that we continue to provide the best education and care possible for our pupils, regardless of the difficulties presented by the pandemic.
To discuss any aspect of this report, or to find out about opportunities which may be able to join the Local Governing Board, please contact the Chair of Governors via the Academy.
Chair of Governors