|At last Friday’s governors meeting we discussed many different issues including the recruitment of a new head teacher and two new teachers.
By the end of the second deadline for applications we have received two promising candidates for the headteacher post which we are currently considering for interview. The interviews will soon be conducted in the same fashion as the previous interview day.
There have also been numerous visits by teachers interested in applying for a teaching post here. Interviews will be taking place next week and we’ll let you know how that goes. Once these interviews are done, Lizzie will be able to write to you about where we are with next year’s classroom arrangements. Bear with us. We do understand that it is unsettling not to know what’s in store for your child/ren in the new school year. We are working hard to ensure that the staffing arrangements continue to deliver the learning environment you’d expect from LNS.
Other discussions included the creation of a 5 year strategic plan and the possibility of applying for Free School status. Our school’s staff and our families will be involved through a process of research and consultation, to gather views and feelings on the issue. With regard to the Free School status, the deadline for applying is in Spring 2012, to start in September 2013. The application is a very long process and the parent team involved in doing the work will be extremely thorough in examining all the ramifications of Free School status.
Finally, the governing body would like to invite individuals to nominate themselves, or another person, for the role of Fundraising Team Leader and thus, the role of Fundraising Governor. This invitation goes to people within and outside the school community. The suitable candidates will be selected by a vote amongst the governing body. If you are interested, please get in touch with me directly. Closing date for nominations is Friday 1st July.
Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend, all the best – Dahlan (Elias & Joshi, chair of governors)
Summer Eco Carnival – Sat 2nd July
Okay. No excuses. It’s action stations a go-go!
Hi allSephie here. I have volunteered to run the cafe this year at the summer fair.I am looking for reliable folk who would be willing to commit to an hours shift.12-1, 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4I am also putting the word out to the baking fraternity to get busy in the kitchen and produce some delicious offerings for the cafe. If you can give some time or bake a cake (or two) please can you get back to me on this email address firstname.lastname@example.org by the 24th June. Many thanks Sephie (Talia year 1) xx
“Come back On-Line!!”
Following the impact of recent discussions the broadcast Google Group will revert to being purely for notices and announcements. A separate discussion area will offer a choice to users to join discussion threads, or not. (Thanks to Neil (Will T) and Adrian (Thalia)). The reason is that people are unsubscribing because, whilst they appreciate the announcements, they do not necessarily wish to take part in the discussions.We hope this news will encourage those who have unsubscribed to give it another go. GoogleGroup is more useful to us all the more of us it reaches!It was suggested at the Open Forum that it might be useful to have some guidelines for using the online forum that are in line with the Open Forum guidelines and would reflect the respectful communication we all value so highly.
*We aim to create a ‘safe’ place for us all to share and reflect*Remember it’s ok to be vulnerable….many of us are….
*Please speak from the “I” point of reference rather than ‘we’, ‘you’ or ‘they’
*Please look at the person you are talking to
*We use respectful communication, let people finish what they say and don’t interrupt or speak over
*Speak for yourself, and not for someone else, eg, not “I heard”, but “This is true for me….”
Of course, some of these rules are impossible to keep to with a GoogleGroup email. You cannot look at the person you are talking to in the eye. For this reason it is much harder to gauge the tone of the words being used. However, it is still possible to speak from your “I” point of reference, ie. not “You are like this”, but rather “I feel like this”, to give each other time and space before responding and to BREATHE before you think of pressing that SEND button.
Thanks very much!Karen (Alfie)Parent Governor
Friday Letter Format
This is the definitive return of the Friday Letter to hard copy.We hope it will be a welcome change. Does any one fancy taking it on in this glorious, accessible format?
- Who we are
- Valuing the Child
- How we do things