Governors Annual Statement

Governors’ Annual Statement 2018-19


As a Governing Body, we are proud of the Priestley Primary School community and all that it embodies. Children in the school continue to make good progress and this was reflected in the most recent set of assessment data. The achievements of the children both inside and outside the classroom are a result of the hard work that they put in and their continued efforts to fulfil their potential. As a school, we are committed to educating the whole child and our visits to the school have shown us that this is something that the teachers seek to do each and every day.

A major focus of the school’s development this year has been the physical expansion of the school which has included significant building works to accommodate our increasing pupil numbers. The pupils are already reaping the rewards of the new classrooms and we look forward to seeing their continued impact on the learning that takes place.

As governors, we meet regularly with school leaders, scrutinise assessment data, observe the children's attitude to learning, and monitor improvement plans, and it is clear to the governors that the school is committed to being the best that it can be. We receive subject progress summaries from each member of staff to enable staff and governors to discuss plans, actions and interventions. We also analyse pupil premium funding and accountability.

The Priestley Primary School community is a very special one and we would like to thank all of the parents, guardians, family and friends of the school as they each play their part. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on the achievements of each individual child and know that the determination and commitment of all the staff will ensure that we are a happy school in which children feel valued and challenged to be the best that they can be.