Chair Update 10th July 2017

The Full Governing Body met on 10 July 2017 for our fifth and final meeting of the academic year.

At the meeting, the Governing Body made arrangements to review its own performance over the last year: the results of which will help to inform the setting of key priorities for the 2017/2018 academic year when we meet next in September.

Governors also discussed reports from the Headteacher; the Resources Committee, which considers financial, staff and premises issues; and the Inclusion Committee, which considers Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs.

The Standards Committee did not meet in the Summer term, a full report prepared by Assistant Heads, David Cooper and Nick Godfrey, was considered by meeting. Governors scrutinised the report,  considered each cohort in turn and looked at groups and gaps. Governors were pleased to conclude that Telferscot children had performed well in their SATs for KS1 and KS2, overall the year groups are making very good progress and achieving high standards. 

Governors were impressed with the variety of enriching opportunities available to the children, and were pleased to note that a group of Year 6 children had successfully completed the Arts Award.

Governors welcomed the feedback from the parents' survey and asked the SLT to explain the changes made and planned as a consequence. Governors noted in particular that there is a trial of the use of the Radbourne Gate, a different approach is to be taken to lateness, an effort is to be made to get better compliance with the uniform policy and that there is a plan to review the homework policy in staff training. 

Governors were updated by Jenny Martin regarding the impact of the programme of Summer works to create a library in the sheltered play space and to improve the playground which will include games court. Repairs to the main school building roof and some internal decorative works will also be completed over the Summer break.


Lambeth have confirmed that there is no longer the need for an Autistic Resources Base on the site of the old kitchen. Governors considered the impact of this on the school. Governors accepted the recommendation of the Resources Committee which is to refurbish the existing building to provide additional classroom space for breakout groups, one to one tuition and a much needed permanent home for breakfast club and TASC.  It is hoped that the works to the old kitchen will be completed by January 2018. 

The Full Governing Body are due to meet next on 29 September 2017. I look forward to updating you then, in the meantime, I wish everyone a restful and enjoyable Summer break.