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Alexander Hosea Primary School

Roots to grow, wings to fly

Welcome Message from the Chair of Governors

Welcome to the Governors of Alexander Hosea Primary School.

I was recently re-elected as Chair of Governors, a role I previously held from 2014-15 and am delighted that Aaron Smith and Celia Rogers have been elected as Vice Chairs.

I have been a Governor at Alexander Hosea since 2013 and previously served as a Governor of a Bristol secondary school. Professionally I have worked within the education system for over 15 years and am currently an Education Advisor working with schools across the South of England and Wales. Additionally I have 2 children who attend the school.

The core functions of Governing Bodies as outlined by the Department for Education are to:

1)            Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;

2)            Hold the School to account for its educational performance and that of its pupils.

3)            Oversee the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

In reality this means discussing a huge range of topics including the long term plans for the school, the academic progress of cohorts of children, the systems in place to keep our children safe, the amount of money allocated to staff training and legionella regulations! 

Annually we conduct a skills audit as part of an overall assessment of the Governing Body’s effectiveness. Our results, collated at the end of the summer term 2017, show that we have an excellent mixture of skills, knowledge and experience to cover all key areas of governance successfully. In September 2017 Ofsted found, “School leaders, including governors, are highly reflective and know the school extremely well.”

As Chair I will aim to keep you updated on the work of the Governing Body with as little jargon as possible. If you have specific questions please do come and talk to me or make contact via the School Office.

Best wishes,

Caroline Dalton

Chari of Governors