Dear Parents and carers
This has been a busy school year, maybe because it has been the first full year back in school since 2018-19. I know everyone has worked hard throughout the school to support and encourage pupils and school life is very much back to normal. The results of all that hard work can be seen in Year six’s SATs results – well done to all the pupils and a big thank you to all the staff involved.
Work of the Governors
This year the governors have been involved in the recruitment and appointment of the new headteacher and deputy headteacher, alongside our regular committee meetings. The Finance, Pay and Premises Committee have met to review the school budget for 2022-23 and recommend it to the Full Governing Body. Monitoring reports have been reviewed by the committee to consider any changes and impact on in-year balances and implications for future years.
The Catholic Life and Curriculum Committee has continued to review the Catholic Life of the school to ensure that religious education plays a full part in the everyday experiences of the pupils. Other areas of work have included monitoring progress and attainment, considering the quality of teaching and the curriculum provision offered to the children. Several Link governor visits have taken place during the year, these provide information to the Governing Body on different subject areas.
Governor Recruitment and departures
At the end of term Maria Wiles, our Staff governor, will be stepping down from the Governing Body. We would like to say thank her for her contribution to the running of the Governing Body. Three governors have been recruited this year. Niall Moten and Gareth Jones joined the Governing Body in March and Ivonne Reina will be joining in September. We are very lucky to have parents volunteering for these roles.
The Governing Body would like to say thank you to Mrs Smith as she retires from teaching. A lot has happened over the past five years including, Ofsted, the long awaited RE Inspection and two years of a pandemic – a challenge like no other. We wish her all the best for the future.
We are also saying goodbye to Miss Sheridan, who has been at the school for twenty-eight years, as a teacher and many years as the Deputy Headteacher as well. The governors would like to say thank you to Miss Sheridan for supporting pupils, staff, parents, and governors. We wish her all the best in whichever area of work she decides to go next – enjoy the break!
In September a new chapter in the life of St Cuthbert Mayne will begin as we welcome Mr Sallis, the new Headteacher, to the school. He will be supported in the role by the new Deputy Headteacher Mrs Welch, known to many parents from Year 3 and Year 4. We look forward to working with them.
Thank you to all the parents and carers for the many ways you continue to support the school. We hope you all have a lovely summer break with family and friends.
Chair of Governors on behalf of the Governing Body