From the Governors

Since my last report, Governors have been tremendously busy supporting the school to put in place the new senior leadership team for the next academic year. We are delighted with all the appointments made and are confident that they will continue to lead the school from strength to strength.

We have also had two meetings of our CTL committee as well as our Governors’ Day in School. CTL continue to focus on curriculum and community issues. The key curriculum area for discussion at recent meetings has been the new KS3 assessment arrangements which will be introduced in September 2017. These arrangements are necessary to dovetail with the changes in the way students are assessed at KS2 as they move to Beaumont and with the ongoing curriculum changes at KS4 and KS5. Hours of work by staff has gone into formulating a system which will support both students and staff in this key area.

Once again our Governors’ Day in school provided us with the opportunity to experience Beaumont ‘in action’, when we spent a morning with students and staff in and out of lessons. The afternoon was then spent discussing some of the challenges with which we as a school are grappling; a major one being funding, which I am sure everyone is by now aware of, following national and local publicity in recent months.

Finally, good luck to all students sitting exams in the summer.

Lisanne Sherwood, Chair, Community, Teaching and Learning Committee