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Woodford Primary School

11th January 2017

Main Points from Minutes of Local Advisory Board (LAB) meeting held on 11th January 2017


  • It was confirmed that consent for children’s photographs to appear on the school website is obtained from parents as part of data collection on starting school with a record kept in the class register


• Headteacher’s Performance Management Review was carried out by CEO and three governors


  • The school had been contacted by the Regional Schools Commissioners office advising that there would be a visit on Monday 30th January 2017


  • Following an impromptu visit from Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Plymouth City Council had now confirmed funds were available for the walkway/decking area to the rear of the Yr 2 classrooms


  • The consultation on PAT Admissions Policy opened on 1st December 2016 and would conclude on 29th January 2017. This proposes a reduction in the PAN for Woodford from 90 pupils to 60 pupils


  • Teacher assessments for expected results were queried and discussed. Teachers have since been asked to moderate these and some discrepancies in the figures have now been resolved. The Board agreed to invite a subject leader (Mike Owen) to next meeting to discuss matters further


• Early Years always excelled at outcomes at the end of Foundation Stage.


  • Lesson observations had recently taken place and it was confirmed that the teachers who carried out observations were monitored as well. Lesson observations were carried out by 2 members of the Senior Leadership Team with the CEO. Lessons were graded on what is observed with feedback given to individuals. This is recorded and used for staff Performance Management purposes.


  • Intervention groups had been put in place from the start of the Spring term. An update on progress will be given at the next meeting


• In the Summer term a parent survey will be sent out via a letter using Ofsted style questions


  • It was reported that the school’s budget carried forward figure had improved due to a reimbursement of rates and utility costs were less than had been set aside


  • The CEO and Heads of Schools within the trust were meeting every 2 weeks with regular contact between the schools


• Teachers within the trust had met formally and shared an INSET day and training sessions


• Term dates for 2017/2018 had been a