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November

24th - Ash Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

27th - Gifted and Talented Sports Academy at Topcliffe School.

 

December

1st - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

1st - Topcliffe Academy Christmas Fair, 1.30/2pm.

5th - Parent Consultation Evening, 1.30 - 5.30pm.

6th - Year Reception - Y4 Influenza Vaccinations.

6th - Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

6th - Parent Consultation Evening, 3.30 - 7.30pm.

8th - Silver Birch Class 

12th - KS2 visit to Harrogate Theatre to see Beauty & The Beast, 1 - 5pm.

12th - KS1 Nativity performance, 1.30pm.

13th - KS1 Nativity performance, 6pm.

14th - EYFS & KS1 visit to Harrogate Theatre to see Beauty & The Beast, 1 - 5pm.

20th - Carol Service at St Columba's Church, 2pm.

21st - Christmas Jumper Day.

21st - School Christmas Dinner.

22nd - School closes for Christmas holidays, 2pm.

 

January

8th - Staff Training Day

9th - School opens for start of Spring Term

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Ash Class will be sharing in Collective Worship on Friday, 24th November 2017.

Governors

From The Governing Body

The Governing Body of the school is made up of parents, representatives from the Local Education Authority, Foundation Governors representing the church, representatives from the villages which the school serves, 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 Janette Yates.  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.
  • Local Education Authority (LEA) Governors - Appointed by the LEA.
  • 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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