Chair of Governors annual report to parents

2021-22

Co-Chair of Governors: Kirsty Faulder and Busola Fasida

 

 As we come to the end of another academic year, we reflect on all that we have achieved over this past year, last year's home learning now seems like a distant memory and it has been fantastic to have completed a full academic year in school with very little disruption. This hasn't been without its challenges and we would like to personally thank Mr Cook for his tireless efforts in ensuring this, right down to covering classes himself. The school celebrated its 60th birthday and the Queen’s jubilee in style with a Decades Day and a street party.

 As parents ourselves we love seeing all the hard work our children get up to during the day through Seesaw, it definitely makes having a conversation after school about their day much easier! We do hope that the dragon that was on the loose on the playground was captured quickly!

 We would like to send all the Year 4 children special good wishes as they leave Watling and are lucky to be able to celebrate this important time with them, many of whom will have started at Watling in our nursery. Please humour your parents by posing for equally cute photographs on your final day!! We hope you have fond memories of Watling and enjoy looking back at how much you have changed during your time here. We wish you great success as you continue your schooling journey.

 This year hasn't been without sadness and I'm sure you will all join us in thinking of special memories of Mrs Field and Amelia Ridout, we will carry our memories of them with us and our thoughts go out to their families, they will forever be a part of our community at Watling.

 Thanks go to Gill Short, our serving Governor who will be stepping down at the end of this academic year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the school and Governing Board, we wish you the very best wishes for the future. A thanks must also go to Danielle Ellis, our clerk, who retired in May. Thank you Danielle for all your help and support and we wish you a long and happy retirement.

 I would like to say a huge thank you to  the entire Watling Lower School team for their absolute dedication to the school and most importantly the children for stepping straight back into school life. We are confident that our wonderful school community can work together to ensure that Watling Lower School continues to be a place where our children learn to be kind, respectful and responsible.

 

We wish you a very happy summer holiday.

Yours sincerely

Kirsty Faulder and Busola Fasida

Co-Chair of Governors