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Cranborne C E VA First School
Water Street, Wimborne,BH21 5QB

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      






General Aims of the School

In composing the following aims of the school the Governors have taken into account our Local Education Authority Document, 'Three to Eighteen - A statement of Dorset Policy for the School Curriculum.'   We have also considered the requirements of the National Curriculum.


  1. To encourage all children to acquire a set of moral values based on Christian foundations upholding  the Anglican tradition.
  2. To foster in staff and pupils a caring and responsible attitude developing self esteem, self-discipline and a respect for others and the world in which we live.
  3. To provide a broad and balanced curriculum through which each child can achieve his or her full potential.
  4. To encourage children to work autonomously, think independently, but also to develop the skills of working co-operatively.
  5. To provide equal opportunities for pupils.
  6. To meet any special education needs the pupils may have. including the very able and gifted, as stated in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and the school's policy for Inclusion.
  7. To create an attractive learning environment and the opportunity for all pupils to achieve excellence in those areas in which they have particular ability.
  8. To provide a common approach to the curriculum, ensuring continuity and progression throughout the school.
  9. To involve the parents and the community in the life of the school, for the benefit of the pupils.

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