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Letter from Governors to Parents May 2024

Governor's work together as 'critical friends' to provide an independent oversight of the strategic management and operation of the School with the aim of improving the quality of education provided and raising standards.  A School's Governing Body does not run the School, this is the job of the Headteacher and other Senior Staff. If you get on with people, would like to learn something new and give something back to the community, then being a School Governor may be for you.  To be a Governor, you must be committed and interested in doing what's best for the next generation.

There may be lots of papers to read and meetings to attend and you will sometimes need to make difficult decision about individual pupils or staff.

Appointments usually last for four years and you will receive appropriate training.

Every School has a Governing Body.  It normally includes:

  • Parents elected by other parents of children at the School
  • Citizens appointed by the Local Authority
  • Members co-opted from the community
  • School staff, including the Headteacher

The Governing Body:

  • Is accountable for the performance of the School
  • Plans for the School's future
  • Selects the Headteacher
  • Makes decision on the budget and staffing
  • Makes sure the National Curriculum is taught
  • Decides how the School can encourage pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development
  • Makes sure that the School provides for all its pupils, including those with additional needs

If you would like more information contact Governor Services.

Any queries please contact our Governing Body at:  governors@carrantbrook.gloucs.sch.uk


End of Year Governors Letter -           July 2023

Ofsted Inspection Report 2022

Dear Parents

Section 5 Ofsted Report 19 & 20 January 2022

As a result of the pandemic, this Section 5 visit has taken place a lot later than expected and under a very different School Inspection Framework than the previous one.

We are delighted that the actions we have put in place to address areas highlighted on our previous report, have been identified as extremely effective and the teaching of Maths, Reading and Writing have been recognised as good.

We are also pleased that the inspectors recognised that the children work hard on their studies and are well supported. 

Inspectors could see that Governors and Senior Leaders are aware of the next steps and the pathway to achieve our goals is ambitious.  With regards to the wider curriculum, Subject Leaders have been working on their subject areas throughout the pandemic. They are in the process of embedding these changes throughout the school, now with more of a focus on key knowledge as well as key skills in all subjects.                             

We had already arranged, in partnership with Northway Infants, to implement Read Write Inc at Carrant Brook in September and to use this structure to support any pupil at their early stage of reading.

Finally, we would like to extend a big thank you to our parents for supporting the School, especially during such turbulent times. We are immensely proud of everything we have achieved together.  

Kind regards,

Mrs Maria Budd


Mrs Gillian Horsey

Chair of Governors