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Autumn Term 2020 News from the Chair

Autumn Term 2020 Governing Body News…

 

This term has been an unusual term to say the least and has presented staff and children with many challenges.  Particular focus has been placed on ensuring the children and staff have been able to learn and work in a safe environment whilst maintaining some form of normality.  We are thrilled by the way that the children have coped and how staff have risen to the challenges of educating in bubbles with social distancing, as well as home schooling when required.  They have had to develop creative ideas to ensure the curriculum has been varied and exciting whilst prioritising safety.  We would especially like to thank all staff for their continued support, exceptional hard work and unwavering dedication during these uncertain and challenging times – they have been truly remarkable!

 

We would also like to thank parents for their continued support of the school, their child(ren)’s learning and for adhering to the Covid rules and regulations to ensure that school stays safe.

 

The governors have been informed of any Covid issues/practices throughout the term and have been extremely pleased with the way in which Mrs McCloskey and her team have coped and overcome the challenges.

 

The Full Governing Body, Standards and Effectiveness Committee (SEC) and Resources Committee have met this term via Zoom, and reports have been received from governors on Safeguarding, Humanities, RE, Early Years Foundation Stage, Mathematics, Science, Literacy, PSHE, PE, Owls, Robins and Eagles. 

 

We have said goodbye to our longstanding governor Mrs Harriet Smith after eight years of service and would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her tremendous contribution to the school, especially in Early Years and as Chair of the Standards and Effectiveness Committee.  We welcome Ms Jo Baldwin as a new Parent Governor and look forward to meeting her on Zoom.

We would also like to thank Owl’s class teacher, Mrs Hartley for her 10 years of service to the school teaching children in both Key Stages 1 and 2 and wish her every success in her new role.  We welcome Mrs Joanne Gervis as a permanent member of the team as Kingfisher’s class teacher.

 

Thank you once again for your support during these difficult times and we hope that you continue to stay safe and well.

 

We wish you all the best for the festive season, hope you have an enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

 

The Governing Body of Gisburn School.

Mrs Kate Sherry, Mrs Dianne Barlow, Mrs Fiona Booth, Mr Allan Clements, Mrs Lisa McCloskey, Mrs Karen Mulcock, Mrs Harriet Smith, Mrs Lisa Taylor & Mrs Heather Windle

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