Author Archives: Laura Price

New Parent Governor

The Governing Body is delighted to welcome Lucy Holder, whose daughter is currently in class 2, as a new Parent Governor (elected unopposed). We have a second vacancy, and strongly encourage anyone interested to talk to a Governor and find out more about the role. As I will no longer have any children at the… Continue Reading

Summer term

I can’t believe we are starting the final term of the school year. Years 6 and 2 did their SATs last term, and the Governors thank the children and their teaching staff for their approach to these tests, which provide important information for and about the school. We also thank the parents and staff who provided the Year… Continue Reading

A thank you and some info

I start out by thanking FOSS, and the parents who support FOSS events, for the amazing support they give to the school. We are incredibly lucky to have such a talented and generous team – thank you for everything you do. As we have some parent governor vacancies coming up in the next few months,… Continue Reading

Hello (again)!

It was so lovely to see all the new starters at Slimbridge in September. I hope the children have settled in and are enjoying their learning and play. And I hope the move to the next year group has gone smoothly for the older children, too. They all seem to have grown a few inches over the… Continue Reading

Governor Monitoring Day

The governing body monitors all aspects of the running of the school from finances to children’s wellbeing and the teaching performance. Whist we are not assessing or evaluating the teaching, and indeed many of us are not trained educators or inspectors, we still look to see that the objectives set out and agreed in the… Continue Reading

Thanks and School Governors update.

At the Full Governing Body meeting on Tuesday, the governors and head teacher expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous job that Laura as done for the school as Chair of Governors for the past four years. She has dedicated many hours, both in front and behind the scenes towards monitoring and the continuous improvement… Continue Reading

Slightly belated!

We have started the new term with a bit of a bang, with two impressive new builds over the summer. It was a shame that the class 4 building wasn’t quite ready for the start of the term – and believe me, Mrs Cooke certainly pushed and pushed for the work to be completed, even… Continue Reading

A morning in school

In the second week of term 6, Matt Swift and I spent a morning in school looking at how maths is delivered in the school and the impact of delivering the new curriculum. We spoke to children in all classes, and with Mr Ford, who is the school’s maths coordinator. Most of the children we… Continue Reading