Message from Governors
Tuesday 16th June 2020
Dear parents and carers,
On behalf of the Full Governing Board, I hope this letter finds you safe and well during these unprecedented
times. We had our first virtual meeting as governors on Friday 12th June and, although it wasn’t the same as
our face-to-face meetings, we adapted our technology and we want to reassure you all that we are here to
support you, your families, and our school.
Mrs Slack and her team have continued to work tirelessly over the last few months since the lockdown began.
This has made it possible for school to be open right the way through for children of key worker
parents/carers. For this we are most grateful.
During a situation like this, safeguarding has to be the top priority for the school. The risk assessments and
operational adjustments made by the senior leadership team have created a safe environment for all and a
small group of governors has been created to meet more regularly to support SLT through this.
We are also welcoming two new members to our board: Mr Peter Drew who is our new co-opted governor
and Mrs Karen Brammall who is our new parent governor. More information about our governors and their
responsibilities will be shared in our newsletter at the end of term.
We hope that you can continue with the school work provided and sent home to pupils and we appreciate
your support with this. We know that this can be challenging as well as rewarding for all concerned. All of us
on the board are parents or grandparents and we all have different circumstances at home; we reiterate Mrs
Slack’s message to prioritise the children’s happiness and wellbeing, along with your own, first and foremost.
As we draw to the end of this academic year we wish our Year 6 pupils our very best wishes for their future
education as they move to Year 7. This is not how any of us envisaged their transition to the next step in their
education. However, we hope that the children can all look back with pride and fond memories of their time
spent in the Carr Head community and we will miss them.
Looking to the future, we look forward to welcoming our new Reception class. There will inevitably be some
catching up to do but as a school we will see this as an opportunity. It will be a time of mixed emotions; some
will be excited whilst others may be nervous and apprehensive. These are totally understandable responses
and when the time comes we will all bear this in mind. We are as desperate to get back to normality as you
are but this is a journey and we will do it together.
Thank you all, and stay safe
Mrs Aly Spencer
Chair of Governors
Wildlife/ Sensory Garden Area update
Following our generous grant of £2,000 secured from Toyota towards transforming our much neglected wildlife garden area, Mr Cartridge and Year 6 have successfully secured additional funding. The Baines Charity and John Sykes Dewhurst Bequest have donated £1,000 along with Redrow Homes and Persimmon Homes who have each donated £1,000. School will deploy some of the PE grant towards clearing and fencing the area which will provide a new aspect for learning and well-being within school.