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January

9th - KS2 Young Voices 2019 Concert at Sheffield Arena.

10th - Year 5/6 Swimming competition at Thirsk Swimming Pool.

11th - Young Voices Big Sing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

15th - Swimming starts for Years 2, 3 & 4 (every Tuesday up to Easter holidays).

15th - Parent Conversation Meetings, 1 - 5pm.

16th - Parent Conversation Meetings, 3.30 - 6.30pm.

18th - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

18th - Year Reception and Year 6 Height & Weight checks.

22nd - Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

22nd - Seedlings Class Parent Conversations, 1 - 3.30pm.

25th - Ash Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

29th - Gifted & Talented Sports Academy at Thirsk School of Gymnastics.

 

February

1st - Music for Life afternoon.  No morning Collective Worship, sharing with parents 3 - 3.15pm.

8th - Silver Birch Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

11th - KS2 Cross Country Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College, 1 - 3pm.

14th - Year 5/6 Change4Life Dodgeball Competition.

15th - Maple Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am

21st - Skip2BFit with whole school. This includes a one off after school club session.  Finishes at 4.15pm.

21st - No after school Art Club.

22nd - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

22nd - School closes for half term.

 

March

4th - School re-opens for second half of Spring Term.

4th - Gifted & Talented Sports Academy at St Mary's Swimming Pool.

13 - All Stars Cricket taster session.

14th - Hi 5 Netball Competition, 1 - 3pm.

26th - Year 3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Competition at Thirsk School, 1 - 3pm.

 

April

9th - Parent Conversation Meetings, 1 - 5pm.

10th - Parent Conversation Meetings, 3.30 - 6.30pm.

11th April - Topcliffe's Got Talent, 1pm.

12th - School Closes for Easter Holidays, 2pm.

 

Future Key Dates

7th June - School Sports Day, 1.30pm.

W/C 1st July - Thirsk Induction Week for Year 6 pupils.

19th July - End of Year Celebration Service at St Columba's Church, 10am.

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Willow Class will be sharing in Collective Worship on Friday, 18th January 2019 at 8.55am.

Governors

From The Governing Body

The Governing Body of the school is made up of parents, Foundation Governors representing the church, co-opted governors, and elected staff.   We are a committed and hard-working group whose aim is to ensure that we achieve the best possible education for all of the children at the school.  The views of all parents are very important to us.  We are very proud of our school, and our parents value it highly. 

The Chair of Governors is Mrs Nikki Knowles.  If for any reason you would like to contact the Chair of Governors, please arrange through school.

 

Responsibilities

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school's progress towards attaining these.
  • Monitoring how well the school's policies and plans are working.
  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.
  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.
  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.
  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.
  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

 

Types of Governors

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governors - Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.
  • Staff Governors - Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.
  • Co-opted Governors - Appointed by members of the Governing Body.  They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.
  • Foundation Governors - Appointed by the Church of England.
  • Associate Members - Appointed by the Governing Body based on skills and experience. They have no voting rights.

 

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