I virtually met with the Welltech facility on 2 March 2021. I was really impressed with the ongoing monitoring of pupil wellbeing through lock down and the plans in place for the children’s imminent return to school.
The Governors came to visit the school for a whole school assembly to tell the children (and staff!) more about themselves and their roles in the school.
To start with, the Governor’s introduced themselves and shared a fascinating fact:
Miss Williams – has a pet lizard, which she thought was a boy for a whole year, but has just found out last weekend it is a girl.
Mr. Driver – used to do ballet for 5 years as a child, including receiving medals.
Mrs Altringham – her two children used to come to school, is the chair of governors, and she is a midwife.
Mrs. Keegan – new addition to the governing body, started to learn to tap dance recently.
Mrs. Richardson – two children in the school, is too scared to touch the skin of a peach!
Miss Cousins – teacher of a local school, used to teach in China and can even speak Chinese.
After this, children from each class asked the Governors questions.
Year One – Sophie asked Miss Williams, “How long have you been a governor?” Two and a half years
Year Two – Liam asked, “Why did you become a governor?” Mr. Driver explained that he was approached by Mrs Evans and wanted to help the school.
Year Three – Sinead asked, “Why does a school need a governor?” Mrs Richardson explained the role of critical friend and that they help the children, but also ask questions to check that things are being done properly.
Year Four – Hayden asked, “What is the difference between chair and vice chair?” Miss Cousins explained that the Vice chair steps in if the chair isn’t here
Year Five – Harry asked, “How much time does it take and what are the key roles?” Mrs Keegan answered that the Governors meet every half term and different governors come in between times to support in different ways.
Year Six – Jess asked, “What are the next steps for the Governors?” Mrs. Altringham explained that the next steps will be to make the learning as fun as possible and to make sure we look after the pennies and not wasting money.