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 6s with their special breakfasts, afternoon treats and end of week party.

I also take this chance to say a massive thank you to the fantastic parents, carers and family members who work so hard for FOSS. The children and the school as a whole have benefitted in many, many ways from their generosity, and we really are very lucky to have such a dedicated team.

This is the term in which Governors meet with staff to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the school over the academic year, and plan how we will improve and meet some of the challenges next year. As part of this process, we will be asking for your views and those of your children in a survey. If you’d like to discuss any points in person, you can either take them to the newly formed Parents’ Forum (there are representatives in each class) or to any of the Governors (via Mrs Elliott in the school office). If you’d like to contact me, my email is chair@slimbridge.gloucs.sch.uk. I’d be very happy to listen to your views and feed them into the review process. We will also have at least one Parent Governor vacancy at the end of this term, so there will be an opportunity for more hands-on involvement if you want to become more closely involved. Again, talk to any of the Governors to find out more about the role.

I should also say that we have revised our Complaints procedure, and you can get a copy from the website or the school office. In a nutshell, though, if you’re not happy about something or you’re just not sure, talk to your child’s teacher in the first instance.

I wish you and your family a fantastic summer term – fingers crossed that the sun shines and the children can enjoy all the outside activities that are planned.

Laura Price

Chair of Governors