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Woodford Primary School

19th September 2017

Main Points from Minutes of Local Advisory Board (LAB) meeting held on 19th September 2017

  • Mr Dave Clemow had sent a letter to resign his post as a member of the LAB


  • A meeting date was set for LAB members to meet in order to discuss self evaluation documentation, Governors Action Plan and Governance Management plan for 2017-2018


  • An invitation was extended to governors to attend staff meetings during the forthcoming term


  • Targeted interventions, led by TAs, had begun for both reading and maths with a small group of children attending both. The impact of these interventions will be continually assessed to monitor and record progress. TAs were keeping a standard record developed by the SENCOs and agreed by SLT


  • TT Rockstars had been reintroduced for all children in Yr3 upwards including intra-class competitions and events at an assembly


  • Support was being put in place for new students with English as an additional language. Previous experience showed that language acquisition could be rapid and CEM baseline results were positive


  • Concerns were discussed around KS2 were not secure at greater depth in writing. Support with planning followed by book scrutiny and pupil progress meetings were being used to monitor progress. Writing in both Yr2 and Yr6 had been moderated internally against the age related expectations.


  • Success ladders were being used across the school. MAT training had been scheduled for January 2018 INSET day with a focus on raising attainment in writing


  • A CIF bid had been successful and funded the emergency lighting around the school and a new alarm system


  • A few children were reported as being consistently late. These children were monitored by the EWO and standard letters are sent out to parents at fixed intervals explaining to parents/carers the impact on learning


  • Yr1 team had worked to teach Phonics in smaller focus groups with additional help from EYFS staff in the afternoons during the phased start of Foundation classes. The children in these focus groups were those who hadn't achieved a Good Level of Development by the end of last academic year


  • A new assessment tool called PIRA and PUMA was being used across all MAT schools with the first tests being sat at the end of November 2017. The data would be a reviewed in December 2017


Governors were reminded about training courses availability