Chair’s annual report to parents

5th October, 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Welcome to the new academic year 2018-2019.

The children have settled in well since the term began and are progressing with their learning.

Miss Richardson sends all the governors the school newsletter so that we can keep up to date with all that the children are doing.  We note the number of school outings to places of interest and visitors who come to the school and work with the children on various projects and topics. All these help to enrich the children’s learning. 

The after school clubs are varied and well attended although it would be good to see more boys join the choir! 

Last year’s Year 6 children worked very hard and did well in their SATs tests. Their end of year school production “The Jungle Book” was an excellent production. The very colourful costumes, the acting and the singing were first class and the children deserved the long applause from the audience who enjoyed the production enormously.

Over the school holidays some extensive works were carried out on the school roof. The company contracted to carry out the work were able to complete the job and remove the large amount of scaffolding before the school reopened.

 One exciting project we are working on this year is the development of a Quiet Garden in a corner of the playground. This will take the form of a small area with plant boxes and seating and will provide a space for children who wish to spend a little time of quiet and calm away from the business of the playground.  A number of schools around the country are providing such spaces and it has been shown that children benefit enormously from having an area they can visit to sit in stillness and quiet.

Last, but by no means least, I wish to thank Miss Richardson as Head of School and Mrs O’Reilly as Assistant Head, for leading the school on a day to day basis and who both do sterling work.  In addition, I wish to acknowledge all the hard work and dedication our teachers and support staff at Our Lady’s do for our children. We are very fortunate to have highly competent staff whom we retain in spite of London being a very expensive place to live.

Best wishes,

Margaret Harvey

Chair of Governors.