Governors Blog – Spring Term 2017

Governors Blog – Spring Term 2017

April 18th 2017

In 2015/16, governors and senior staff set out a three-year vision for Nottingham Emmanuel School to become an exceptional provider of Christian values based education with all students making good progress. To achieve this aim, the governing body have been working hard with school staff to meet three key goals;

  • To develop a fit for purpose curriculum that helps build character as well as academic success
  • To continue to embed and extend the GOOD Ofsted outcome (March 2016)
  • To become part of an effective school collaboration that sustains and develops the school ethos

The Spring Term marked the mid-point in the three-year plan. Governors have been considering the various Multi-Academy Trust options open to them over the past 18 months, and in March committed to working with Bluecoat Academies Trust to develop a Trust with a new name and revised governance structures and new models of operation. A formal consultation process will follow with more information once further discussions with the Diocese and the Regional Schools’ Commissioner have taken place. Governors are excited about the potential benefits for our students.

The other focus of governor activity last term has been to support a detailed self-evaluation week mid March. This involved a range of Head teachers, senior staff and CEOs visiting school to help us review the quality of teaching and learning through learning walks and discussions with staff and students. Governors were pleased that the views of external visitors confirmed the schools own self-assessment. We will continue to focus on ensuring high aspirations across the school, consistent high quality work and strong student behaviours for learning.