What have the Governors achieved in 2022/23?
Circumstances continue to be challenging as elements of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to have an impact, whilst cost of living increases are having a hugely negative impact on school budgets. These factors have been at the centre of our discussions, actions, and priorities.
We would like to express our gratitude to Mrs. Turner, her Senior Leadership team, teachers and all staff for their dedicated work during this year. Despite the continuing challenges it faces, Chapel Break Infant School has continued to provide an outstanding level of educational provision to its children. All staff have and continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the school continues to provide the best possible education and care for its pupils.
During the 2022 - 2023 academic year the Governors have been instrumental in working with the school on the following:
· Continuing to provide support to the Head Teacher and Staff to mitigate the long-term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has included extensive focus on ensuring that all pupils catch-up on the education they missed during 2020 & 2021, as well as continuing to monitor the health and well-being of everyone involved at the school.
· Providing extensive support to the school as it seeks to mitigate the significant pressures on its budget as a result of cost-of-living increases, in particular (but not limited to) those relating to energy costs.
· Continuing to monitor progress against the school’s improvement and development priorities, whether through visits to the school (where possible) or through remote contact to determine their intent, implementation and impact in delivering a rich and varied curriculum.
· Supporting the school as it meets a heightened provision both in numbers and supporting education, for those with Special Educational Needs. Includes, along with many other schools, lobbying both Local and National Government for better school support and funding.
· Ensuring the school premises and equipment are reviewed regularly to make sure they are fit for purpose and facilitate the delivery of the school’s improvement and development priorities.
We look forward to continuing to work with everyone involved with Chapel Break Infant School to provide the very best education for our young people, no matter the circumstances.
What are the school's values and vision statement?
The vision of the school is ambitious and has been co-created by all staff, governors, children and families. It looks to promote our 4 values:
· We are kind.
· We work as a team.
· We are curious.
· We create a culture of excellence.
Together we are promoting a new vision for the school of ‘Building a culture of kindness, community, curiosity and excellence.’
As part of the ‘Community’ thread of our vision, the governors, staff, children and community continue to focus on EEDI (Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion). We are proud to announce that together, we have been awarded the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award this year. Our aim is to strengthen the knowledge and improve the curriculum to reflect these 4 areas so that all feel respected, listened to and equal members of our school community.