Yesterday three governors including myself, Mrs Ogley and Miss S Elliot went on a learning walk around school with Mr Huxley. We started in the Early Years Foundation Stage and then visited classes 2,3 and 4. We spent about 5-10 minutes in each classroom.
In the debriefing session afterwards we commented upon the positive learning environment, the calm and purposeful atmosphere in each class, the way support staff were actively engaged in the pupils learning. It was also noted that pupils were encouraged to self assess against success criteria and respond to feedback through the school marking policy.
Afterwards we had a question and answer session where several topics were discussed including; allocation and impact of the pupil premium, challenging gifted and talented pupils, effective tracking of pupils, pupils involvement in self assessment, early identification and support of under achieving pupils, quality of provision was considered with regard in particular to improving outdoor facilities in EYFS, how the quality of teaching is monitored and what measures are in place to improve attendance and if any new initiatives are being considered.
It was thought by all involved that the meeting was productive. An opportunity for governors to monitor pupil’s workbooks across the curriculum from each class has been arranged for Friday, June 19th at 1.00 p.m.
Ted Elgy (Chair)

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