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March

21st - Parents Meeting for Year 3/4 residential visit to Carlton Lodge at 3.15pm.

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

22nd - Key Steps Gymnastics Finals at Northallerton Leisure Centre.

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

28th - Year 5 Curriculum Enrichment Day at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

29th - Maple Class sharing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

29th - North Yorkshire Games Cross Country Finals at Dalby Forest.

29th - School Disco, 6 - 7.30pm.

 

April

3rd - 'Book People' Book Fair at School, parents invited 3.15 - 4pm.

4th - 'Book People' Book Fair at School, parents invited from 3.15 - 4pm.

5th - Big Sing in Collective Worship at 8.55am.

5th - Vision checks for Year Reception pupils.

5th - 'Book People' Book Fair at School, parents invited from 3.15 - 4pm.

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

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

11th - Topcliffe's Got Talent, 1.45pm + non-uniform day for Freddie's Fight.  £1 donation.

12th - Easter Services at St Columba's Church, 9am.

12th - FOTS Chocolate Tombola, 1 - 2pm.

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

29th - Staff Training Day.

30th - School re-opens for start of Summer term.

 

Future Key Dates

7th May - 8th May - Year 3/4 residential visit to Carlton Lodge.

W/C 13th May - Year 6 SATS week.

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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Maple Class will be sharing in Collective Worship this Friday, 29th March 2019.

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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