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Woodford Primary School

20th November 2018

Main Points from Minutes of Local Advisory Board (LAB) meeting held on 20th November 2018

  • Mrs Milbourn presented a very informative ELSA presentation to all governors at the beginning of the meeting. This included a sample of the baseline assessment for the Thrive programme (Emotional and Social Wellbeing)


  • Date for Headteacher’s Performance Management agreed


  • Governors biography reviews updated on school website


  • The PAN expansion funding was still bring carried forward as LA were yet to provide an adequate response regarding paying it back


  • Headteacher had met with TAs and discussed a pro forma for their Performance Management


  • The Deputy Headteachers from all five MAT schools had visited Chaddlewood Primary School and Plympton St Maurice Primary School for a tour and talk about each school. The other three schools will be visited shortly


  • Foundation subject leaders will have the same opportunity going forward, as the Deputy Headteachers, although no dates had been set


  • Toolkit ladders with success criteria for meeting expected standard and working towards expected standards are being used but need to make sure they are being followed consistently across the school


  • A book, in the correct lexile level, had been found to have unsuitable content for the age of a child. Unfortunately contents of all books can't be know inside out so all children have been reminded that they must show an adult books before taking out of the library


  • Attendance was discussed and the monthly review meeting was due next week. Going forward there will be a focus on the attendance of all vulnerable groups


  • The Chair and Vice-Chair would jointly take on the role of Pupil Premium governor and meet with the Headteacher to review the action plan


  • Mrs Meadows would take on the management of a Spelling Initiative from January 2019


  • Deficiencies found in the alarm and emergency lighting systems are now being addressed and not at the cost to the school


  • A recent fire drill had been completed, with the building being evacuated within three minutes


  • The children who had not reached the expected level with the Yr1 Phonics screening check were having additional support. Some had joined the current FFT group, some have ISP targets and are part of phonic intervention groups.


  • Uptake of the newsletter monthly maths challenge had been fairly slow so will be promoted in an assembly


  • Class teachers have asked their children about their levels of activity inside and outside of school. Those identified as being inactive are in the Change for Life Club.


  • The Child Assault Prevention Team (CAP) assembly held in October complimented assemblies led by the Headteacher focusing on raising children’s awareness of Safeguarding, Health and Safety, sharing worries and Anti-Bullying to encourage them to support the school in keeping themselves safe


  • Governors were reminded that there was a PAT training session on Compliments, Concerns and Complaints on 25th November


  • LAB Policies were ratified in line with the timetable


  • Trust Board policies were acknowledged in line with the timetable