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Governing Body Report

Hasland Infant and Nursery School 

Chair of Governors End of Year Report 2021


It is impossible to overstate the turbulence caused to everyone by the pandemic. Every sector of society, worldwide, has been impacted but the resilience and determination of all the staff to carry on and deliver the best possible offer(s) to the pupils of Hasland Infant and Nursery School has been truly inspirational.


It is also impossible to overstate the gratitude owed to them all…what a year!


The quality and quantity of remote learning as well as the continued excellence onsite has limited, as much as possible, the dreadful disruption to the pupils’ education and school experience.

Naturally many of the usual activities and events have not taken place but every effort has been made to compensate and reduce the impact of the disruptions.


During the year the Governors have continued to meet, remotely, with some attending school to carry out necessary duties in order that the school business could be conducted appropriately.


I continue to join the Derbyshire School Governors Association monthly meetings, again, remotely and, via this group, meet with the Local Authority termly, to discuss matters of Governance in general.

There has been very little training available this year but some Governors have been able to enjoy remote opportunities to enhance their understanding of Governance.


We were able to hold hybrid interviews to appoint our incoming Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher and Assistant Head teacher as well as several other appointments.  I am extremely grateful to Mrs Daykin for her expertise in managing the technology to facilitate these.


The last act of the year will be to say farewell to Mrs Wain. On her arrival the school was immediately engulfed in an Ofsted….she leaves as the pandemic is still a significant factor requiring daily adjustments. Her unflagging commitment to ensure the best possible provision for the pupils has been inspirational and I cannot thank her enough for her commitment. Hasland Infant and Nursery School is a significant asset in the community and is much respected.


I sincerely hope everyone has a wonderful summer and that 2021 – 2022 is far less challenging.