A warm welcome from the Chair of Governors
On behalf of the governors of Brampton Primary Academy it is my great pleasure to welcome you as you visit our school’s website as we begin the 2018/19 academic year. As this year starts it is nice to reflect on just a few of the outstanding achievements and milestones from last year.
First and foremost 2017/18 saw significant improvements on the SATs results, an amazing achievement by all our pupils and also the staff who worked so hard to ensure that everyone was given the chance to achieve to their full potential. Special mention should be made of our Year 2 children who achieved greater depth in reading, writing, maths – all three at or above the national figures for last year.
In music and performance the Christmas and summer shows, plus our children engaged in the ‘Play in a Week’ in London, showcased the creative talents of so many of the pupils.
On the sporting front, last year our girls’ football team won the Bexley league, whilst the boys reached the semi-final of the Bexley cup.
As a governor it is a real pleasure to visit the school and to meet engaged, articulate and confident children who are keen to explain their education to me. The artwork through the halls and in all the classrooms create a vibrant and colourful environment for everyone in the buildings and again are a great credit to all pupils and staff.
As 2018/19 begins I and the rest of the governing body are looking forward to meeting the new cohort of children and those who have been in the school through to Year 6 as they bring their talents and personalities to bear to create another unique, exciting year across Brampton. Governors will play our part by focusing our efforts on overseeing key areas such as the Read, Write Inc’ initiative, which brought such marked success in the phonics outcomes last year,Safeguarding, behaviour and attendance, and financial management through regular visits and discussions with the leadership, staff and pupils, as well as parents and representatives of the academy trust.
As ever, I and the rest of the governors are always available should you have any questions or feedback that you would like to make. Whilst I have only been involved with the school since March of this year, I have seen the unceasing efforts of all those associated with the school to create a challenging, nurturing environment for all our pupils and staff.
Finally, I would ask that all parents and guardians of the children at Brampton Primary Academy make every effort to support their child’s learning. This means minimising their time out of school and spending time to take an interest in the work they are doing. The time you spend reading with your children and helping them with any projects and tasks that are set for them will ensure that they make the best progress possible as they grow through the school.
I wish everyone at Brampton and all our associated families and supporters a fantastic year.
Very best wishes
Chair of Governors, Brampton Primary Academy
What is a school governor?
The role of a governor is to act as a critical friend to the school. We provide a robust and consistent challenge as we review the progress and achievement of our pupils. Governors visit the school regularly, observing lessons, speaking to children and hearing their thoughts on what they are doing and how they feel at school. We also speak to the staff to understand how they feel things are going across the school.
We also watch how the senior leadership team of the school use the resources and funding at their disposal to ensure the children have the best possible opportunity to maximise their potential during their time at Brampton Primary Academy.
Overall we work with the senior leadership team at the school to ensure that children have a safe, nurturing and stimulating place to learn, not just the core subjects the school offers like reading, writing and maths, but also the values and behaviours that we believe will give them the best possible start in life.
If you want to contact either myself or any member of the governing body on any matter concerning the school then please write to us at the school address. We are here to listen and to help where we can.
Chair of Governors - Pupil Premium, Safeguarding, SEN: Brendan Hollyer (REAch2)
Vice Chair – Mrs Fern Neligan (Parent Gov)
Health & Safety: Mr John Frankis (REAch2)
Staff Governor: Mrs Debbie Buckner (Staff)
Staff Governor: Mrs Louise McKenzie (Staff)
Lower Key Stage 2: Mr Allan Wilkins (Parent Gov)
Upper Key Stage 2: Mrs Fern Neligan (Parent Gov)
Please see our over-arching legal governance structure for REAch2 Academy Trust: reach2.org
REAch2 governance page - http://reach2.org/governance-policy/governance/
Please see link below for the 2014/15 statement for REAch2 Kent – which covers our school
For info – 2015/16 statements not due to be published till after Christmas.