Welcome to the Governors’ section of our website where you can find out about our school’s governors and the work of the Governing Body.
The Governing Body has a legal responsibility for the overall management of the school and governors are actively involved in school life in many ways . Governors set the school’s vision and strategic aims, monitor and evaluate performance and ensure the school is accountable to those it serves.
End of year statement from the Chair of Governors
As we come to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. It has again been a challenging year, with many issues outside of the schools or Governors control . The cost of living crisis has impacted every one in the country and schools are no different. All schools are having to make very difficult decisions and as always our main concern are the students and staff at Marriotts. Governors continue to support the school’s senior leadership team in the drive to improve the wellbeing of all students and staff as well as to close any gaps caused by the pandemic in students’ attainment.
In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all boards of governors, the three core strategic functions Marriotts Governing Body are:
· ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
· holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and
· overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The governing body meet regularly with these three-core strategic function at the centre of all decisions made. In the summer term governors met to plan the strategic direction for 2023/24. All governors also visit the school to see for themselves how the school operates, taking time to meet the staff and students to hear what is working well and what could be even better. The governor visits are the highlight of most governors’ year; spending time seeing how engaged and enthusiastic students are, is arguably much more important than any meeting to discuss strategic direction.
On behalf of all governors I hope that your summer is enjoyable and look forward to welcoming students and families back to Marriotts in September for what I am sure will be another highly successful year.
Mrs Melany Knowles
Chair of Governors
Curriculum & Achievement Report 2022-23
The Curriculum and Achievement Committee has met regularly throughout 2022-23 to scrutinise all aspects of standards of educational provision across the school. This has included a detailed analysis of student outcomes and projected outcomes, and the school strategies to address any gaps in this performance; reviewing the intent, implementation and impact of the curriculum across all three key stages, including the particular focus on pitch and challenge and supporting closing the gap for key groups including boys and Disadvantaged students; other key measures such as attendance, behaviour, suspensions, permanent exclusions, etc, and monitoring that these are in line with national averages; and key strategies and policies such as Tuition, Pupil Premium, etc. We look forward to seeing the school continue to move forwards in further improving outcomes and provision in 2023-24.