New Blog Post
Dear parents / carers
For those of us who travel by train, seeing and hearing messages about reporting security issues/concerns is nothing unusual. Some of us even use or see a similar message in our working life about things like Data Protection I.e. if a process doesn’t feel right then it probably isn’t.
However, we always need to remember that a risk/issue can’t be dealt with the right people don’t know anything about it.
What has this got to do with OWPS?
This is where it gets interesting. As you’d expect, the school is already vigilant in the areas of Anti-bullying and Safeguarding and is working towards the Anti Bullying Quality Mark. However, some of the threats and concerns come from outside the school environment and this is a different matter. As with everything, there’s always a risk and the OWPS governors do what they can to put measures in place to help keep us safer, but we have limited influence over things outside the school gates.
The same goes with the proposed plans for Lynch Wood, unfortunately. Sometimes we can’t stop progress, but we might be able to do something to help get measures introduced to reduce the risks of anyone getting hurt, especially around the safe routes to school. The school is actively encouraging parents and the local community to register their concerns about the proposed planning application. As always, the governors are dedicated to supporting the parents/carers in this respect, but we need to be told about those things that don’t seem quite right and if there are any plans to address it.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
Annual Governance Statement 2016-17
by Mrs Foreman (Chair of Governors)
Dear Parents and Carers
At the Full Governing Body meeting in January, we had a long, frank and involved discussion about the issue of parking and this letter aims to set out the key points as we see them and to address some of the suggestions that have been made.
Dear parents and Carers
This an outstanding report that reflects the continued progress of the school as the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, the staff and governors strive towards overall excellence.
My name is Mary Foreman and I am delighted to introduce myself as Orton Wistow Primary School’s new chair of governors.
Disappointingly after nearly 4 years as Chair of Governors I will be stepping down at the next Governors meeting as Chair due to work commitments, but will be staying on the Governing Body.
The OWPS Governing Body has always supported the school in an 'open door' policy and in so doing offers families and local residents the opportunity to contribute to the positive effect that a great school has on everyone's lives.
As of 1st September 2015 OWPS was required to reconstitute its Governing Body following the DFE’s statutory guidance. This was in order that the Governing Body would be streamlined and Governors, wherever possible, would bring in external skills/experience that the school may not naturally possess.
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