The Crescent Primary School Working Together, Learning for Life

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On behalf of the school Governors, welcome to our section of the website.


School Governors form a vital role, providing strategic leadership and accountability in schools.  Together the Governors form the Governing Body, which has the following key functions - 

* Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

* Holding the head teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils 

* Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction


The last year has been like no other but the school has continued to operate throughout the pandemic and to provide key learning and support for pupils.  We are now looking to the future with plans to reintroduce many of the familiar aspects of school life, including residential and day visits, a whole variety of clubs and activities and themed days and weeks. We want to continue to offer many extra-curricular activities to foster lifelong interests in sport, music, drama, art and science.  There will also need to be a focus on helping pupils catch up on lost learning.


Our shared vision for the school is to promote Learning for Life, encourage effective collaboration through Working Together and encourage everybody to 'Reach for the Stars'.


School governors are essential to the organisation and effectiveness of the school. We are volunteers and have a range of expertise to contribute from many walks of life. We represent the Local Authority, the community, parents and staff. The whole governing body meets six times a year to support and challenge all aspects of the school. In addition governors serve on committees which look more closely at educational standards and the effective use of resources. Governors make planned visits to the school to investigate specific aspects of school life. 


The Governors operate in an open and transparent way and actively encourage engagement with parents and the wider community.  Please keep an eye out for our occasional newsletters, questionnaires and ‘impact reports’, which will all be posted here in the Governance section of the school website.


Dominic McGrath

(Chair of Governors)

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