Document detailing the strategic overview of the Governing Body for the year.
This year saw work the formation of the Strategic Position Group – previously known as the Academy Working Party – to focus on strategic activities which safeguard the future of the school. This is a broad brief but has actually concentrated on two key areas – the future of the Children’s Centre located onsite at school, and adoption (or not) of Academy Status. Any change to the status of the school relating to either of these could have a significant impact on the future success of the school.
Among other things, the school saw, in this year, the beginnings of the dip in pupil numbers (that would become more significant in subsequent years); emphasised its strategic commitment to staff CPD; and started the process of taking on management of the Children's Centre when council support finally ends.