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 Friday, 26 April 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,


Explore Learning

Thank you to all the children who took part in the latest writing competition.  Mrs Gorrell has read some of the entries and she is very impressed with the quality of the children’s writing.  The deadline for all entries to be handed in to your child’s class teacher is Monday.



Clubs start again next week. Your child will have received a letter this week informing them if they have been successful in getting the club of their choice.

Please remember that clubs finish at 4.15pm and children must be collected at this time.


Parent Governor Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen for a Parent Governor vacancy here at Reedley, as Mr Akram’s term of office has come to an end. Mr Rusiti remains a Parent Governor.


You would be expected to attend at least seven meetings each year, each usually no longer than two hours in length. Having Parent Governors on the Governing Body ensures that we hear views of typical parents. Parent Governors do not get involved in individual concerns of families and they do not have the authority to act individually on behalf of the school. There are several other responsibilities too.


If you would like more information, you can Google ‘Parent Governor Lancashire’ and see the relevant information sheet on our website. Please look in the newsletter section on school website and News tab on school app


If you are interested in putting your name forward, please do so by emailing me on  by 4pm on Friday 17th May.


After this time, if there are a number of interested parties, we will hold an election.


Thank you for your support

Sarah Bell


School LogoCould you be a governor at Reedley?


Reedley Primary School is looking for a new parent governor.

Governors act as a collective body and make strategic decisions as leaders of the school. The Headteacher is responsible for the day-to-day decisions and governors provide both challenge and support for the Headteacher.


Your commitment:

1)To attend four meetings a year of the full governing body – could be up to two hours long


2) To sit on at least one committee

  • Resources (Premises, Staffing and Finance)
  • Curriculum

There are three meetings a year for each committee – these are usually no longer than 1/5 hours each


3) You may be linked to a subject

As part of this role, you may link with a staff member and carry out visits to discuss developments in their subject, to look at children’s work and talk to children. You would then write a short report about your visit, which would be presented to the full governors.


4) There are other committees which you may be placed upon

Eg Staff Pay Committee – they meet once a year to review Headteacher recommendations for teacher’s pay

Disciplinary Committee/Complaints Committee/Dismissal Committee

These meet if needed. This would be a rare occurrence.


5) To meet with Ofsted to discuss the role of governance

As required – we had our last inspection in April 2017 and we maintained our ‘good’ status. Our next visit could happen any time


6) Governors are expected to receive up-to-date training

This could be on-line or by attending a course. Often training can be delivered in school.


7) Maintain confidentiality

There is a Code of Conduct that all Governors must abide by, which includes maintaining confidentiality. All conversations that take place in meetings are confidential and must not be discussed out of the meetings.


In return, we are a welcoming, friendly and highly effective school, wonderful children with beautiful manners and a dedicated team.

For more information, visit  Google ‘Parent Governor Lancashire’.