The Governors meet at least three times a year and hold a meeting once a year to present the Governors' Annual Report to the Parents.
The Governing Body comprises:-
7 Foundation Governors appointed by the Parochial Church Council
1 Ex-officio Governor - The Rector of the Quintet Group of Parishes
1 Local Education Authority Governor (Dorset County Council)
2 Parent Governors (elected)
1 Teacher Governor (elected)
1 Staff Governor (elected)
1 Headteacher (ex-officio)
1 Minor Authority Governor (Cranborne & Edmondsham Parish Council)
(to be phased out in May 2007 following reconsitiution)
The Clerk to the Governors is also the School PA and any correspondence for the Governing Body should be sent direct to the school.
Although any problems would be discussed in the first instance with the Headteacher, any members of the Governing Body may be approached to discuss problems or queries you may have concerning the school and will ensure that your views are made known to the school. Signed minutes of Governors' meetings are available by request. Please contact the Clerk if you are interested.
The Governing Body of Cranborne CE VA First School will go through the process of re-constitution during 2004 with the new Instrument of Government coming into effect on 1st September 2004.
We believe it is essential for teachers and parents to work together to support the children so that they feel secure and valued. Our partnership with parents begins before a child enters school.
We aim to:-
- keep parents and guardians informed by sending regular newsletters and arranging information evenings
- meet regularly with parents and guardians and give progress reports about their children
- listen to parents' concerns and respond to their suggestions where appropriate
Many parents support the school by offering help within the classrooms or during educational visits.
All parents are welcome to become members of the thriving Parents' and Friends' Association (PFA). The Committee works hard to arrange a variety of social and fundraising events throughout the year. The children benefit directly from the monies raised. Recent purchases include:-
The Log Trail Playtime Games