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Parent Governor Information

 

Governor Surgeries:

 

The Parent Governors at Radnor provide a parent viewpoint on the strategic management of the school, as we also have children at Radnor.

 

We run parent surgeries on a monthly basis to make sure that you have the opportunity to talk to us and let us know what you think about the school, ask questions or raise concerns or make suggestions.

 

We won’t always know the answer straight away, but we will be able to listen and advise you on how to get one. Sometimes this might mean that we take a question away and find an answer for you, and sometimes we may advise that you need to speak to the teachers or Mrs James.

 

If you can’t make these meetings, you can also contact us in the following ways:

  • By letter – just address it to ‘Parent Governors’ and hand it in to the school office, providing your contact details so we can get back in touch.
  • In person, grab us anytime on the playground. If you don’t know who we are, check the photos on the website or the school notice board.

 

Issues raised to governors through parent surgeries/correspondence include:

  • Changing the title of ‘parent meetings’ to ‘parent-teacher meetings’ to reflect both parties. This has been taken on board by the school and all future meetings will be called ‘parent-teacher meetings’;
  • Making it easier for parents to understand all the acronyms and terms that are used in correspondence. We have relayed this message and now provide a term/acronym explanation below for future reference.
  • A desire to have whole class photos taken. This has been done in previous years, but unfortunately, so few parents purchased them, that it wasn’t worthwhile for the photographer. However, the school will investigate taking whole class photos again for next year.
  • A meeting date to inform parents about the school’s response to the Inspection. Two such meetings have been arranged, an earlier and a later slot to try and make it as easy as possible for you anyone interested to attend.

 

Next surgery dates and times:

Governor surgeries are usually held on the first Monday of each month from 6.15-7.00 pm at Chapter Arts Centre. The next governor surgery will be on Monday 5th October. If you would rather arrange to see a governor earlier in the day at school pick up time, please email the school, who will find a governor able to meet you on a mutually convenient date.

 

Terms/Acronym Help

Help to understand frequently used terms and acronyms:

ALN              Additional Learning Needs

CSI               Core Subject Indicator (achieving Level 4 or above in the end of KS2 teacher

                     assessments in English, maths and science).

EAL              English as an Additional Language

EWO            Education Welfare Officer

FP                Foundation Phase /reception to year 2

FPI               Foundation Phase Indicator (achieving Outcome 5 or above in the end of FP teacher

                     assessments in English, maths and PSD)

FSM             Free School Meals

INCERTS      Assessment tool used in school and means of tracking pupil progress

INSET           In-Service Education and Training for staff

KS2              Key Stage 2 - Years 3-6

LLC              Language, Literacy and Communication

LNF              Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Lower KS2   Years 3-4

MAT             More Able and Talented

MD               Mathematical Development

PPA              Preparation, Planning and Assessment time – each teacher is give   

                     10% of their time    outside of the class room to plan and assess children’s work.

PSD              Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity

SAIL             School Action Intervention in Literacy (a 20 week programme to        

                     support children in developing their literacy skills)

STARS         STARS is a follow up programme that is delivered to children who have not made the  

                     expected progress with SAIL.

SER              Self Evaluation Report

SIP               School Improvement Plan

Upper KS2  Years 5-6

WG               Welsh Government

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