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Dealing with a breakdown in trust from parents

What was the issue addressed? We had to rebuild relationships with the parent community due to the Category coding which was release earlier in the year, this has been a difficult period due to the drop in category. Some parents have also left the school due to the category coding which has impacted the schoolContinue reading “Dealing with a breakdown in trust from parents”

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High performing school needing to find additional income through staff secondment

What was the issue addressed? The financial disadvantages to school budgets and support by being a high performing school with minimal PDG, take up of free school meals etc. What happened? We are constantly looking for other avenues of funding, which mainly involves the Head or another teacher being seconded out to the LEA orContinue reading “High performing school needing to find additional income through staff secondment”

Encouraging greater governor engagement

What was the issue addressed? It is hard to understand why some governors are happy to attend meetings but don’t feel they have much to add when in the meetings and don’t volunteer to take on work afterwards.  It could be due to lack of confidence on their part in the value that they canContinue reading “Encouraging greater governor engagement”

Financial shortfall and potential redundancies

What was the issue addressed? Potential redundancies due to budget shortfall. The effect on staff morale. The impact on children’s learning. The impact on meeting requirements to raise standards. Satisfying all stakeholders that we are trying to provide an excellent service for all during trying financial times. The impact of not having a budgetary forecastContinue reading “Financial shortfall and potential redundancies”