Governors’ Annual Statement – Autumn 2020

During recent months, the school has been faced with the challenge of continuing to provide high quality teaching to pupils, whilst ensuring that their learning environment is as safe as possible. The Headteacher and her staff have risen to this challenge impressively, and have demonstrated high levels of commitment and teamwork. The school’s approach has been well-organised and highly detailed at all times, and we have continued to offer students and parents a stable and consistent educational environment, when events outside have seemed unstable and might have been unsettling to many. During the pandemic, the school’s caring attitude towards all pupils has been particularly evident.

In spite of SATs exams not taking place, academic results in year 6 were strong, and are the result of hard work put in by Mrs Pierce and her teaching staff. I feel lucky that being a volunteer governor has allowed me to see first-hand how the staff pay specific attention to each individual student’s learning requirements, developing plans to develop every single child’s all-round academic abilities. Attention to detail in planning and teaching and treating pupils as individuals have all been factors that drove those results.

In spite of the challenges that have arisen from dealing with covid-19, I continue to see strong academic foundations being laid across every year. It is clear to me that the school plans and teaches in a consistent way to develop pupils in every year group. We now have a strong working relationship with the leadership team at Brewster Avenue school, which further demonstrates how hard the teaching staff are working to put foundations in place which develop pupils across the whole of the time they are with us.

Christian values continue to underpin the school’s ethos and approach to learning, and the governing body have continued to work directly with teaching staff to embed the school vision statement, ensuring that it becomes part of every aspect of school life.

Finally, whilst we are sad that Mrs Pierce will be moving on at Christmas, the governing body is working hard to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership, and will continue to support the school through challenging times.

James Fordham, Chair of Governors

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Our School Governors

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided (VA) Junior School the governors are the schools employers and not the Local Authority. The governors are a critical friend and provide challenge and strategic direction to the school. They meet at school at least once in each term when the Headteacher reports on past activities and future programmes. Matters relating to health, welfare and safety and to the efficient running and upkeep of the school are dealt with and general school policies and finances are discussed, agreed and planned.

In the section ‘Our School’, you will see our Governors in the ‘Meet the Team’ section. Each Governor has shared with you his or her background and years of commitment shown to the school.

Governing Body Code of Conduct

The link below will take you through to the Code of Conduct which is adhered to by all Governors and reviewed and ratified every two years.

Governing Body Code of Conduct

Important Documents

Governor Records 2020-21 

St Augustines Register of Interests 2020-21


St Augustines Instrument of Govt 2015

If you require any information relating to Governors – please contact the school office by email: or telephone: 01733 563566.