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Governing Body Report

Hasland Infant and Nursery School 


Chair of Governors End of Year Report 2023


As the school year draws to a close it is time to reflect on the achievements and activities that have taken place.

The stand out event of the year must be the Ofsted…eagerly awaited and finally scheduled. Congratulations to everyone for an excellent outcome…a true reflection of this very good school.

 During the year we have said farewell to some Governors and have yet to replace them but are hopeful that in the new school year we will be able to attract a few new members.  

Governor training has continued, albeit mainly virtually, and several Governors have attended a variety of sessions. I continue to attend the Derbyshire School Governors Association meetings and these, along with regular discussions with the Local Authority, ensure we remain up to date with the ever changing requirements from the Department for Education. I was able to attend Day 2 of the Leadership Conference on 7th July along with many other Governors and Head teachers from across the county. This was a very informative event.

My thanks go to the members of the PTFA who have supported the school by organising in house events and who attended the Community Gala Day in Eastwood Park with an excellent set of activities for youngsters to enjoy. Their contribution cannot be overstated.

My thanks go to the whole staff body, teaching, non-teaching, office, catering   and caretaking who give so much to ensure the school offers the best opportunities possible to the pupils. It is a real pleasure to visit the school and see the happy faces everywhere. It has been my pleasure to facilitate the School Council, which has met half-termly to discuss ways to make the school the very best it can be. The Class Representatives have been exceptional showing real maturity and a clear understanding of democracy. The icing on this cake was the resumption of the visit to the Town Hall to meet with the Mayor and Mayoress. We also enjoyed our ‘picnic lunches’ in one of the very smart committee rooms!

Finally, my thanks go to the Governors who give of their time so willingly and contribute to the wellbeing of everyone who makes up Hasland Infant and Nursery School.

I sincerely hope everyone has a wonderful summer and look forward to another successful year in 2023 – 2024.   


Barbara Arrandale