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Governing Body Report

Hasland Infant and Nursery School 


Chair of Governors End of Year Report 2022


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

Despite the continuing presence of covid infections and the disruption caused by absences it has been a less turbulent time.

Outings and events have resumed with the school participating in community and Chesterfield Borough activities. Congratulations to all those who submitted a picture in the Chesterfield in Bloom painting competition with an especial mention of Oscar Burgess who won a prize and whose picture was on the front of the town hall for all to admire.

I had the pleasure of attending the Dance Fest where the children displayed their creative skills with confidence and style.

The Residential, to Ravenstor, was a great success…my thanks to the staff who facilitated this wonderful experience for the pupils.

During the year new Governors joined the Governing Body and we were able to resume face to face meetings…albeit with one or two members joining virtually at times.

Governor training has resumed, 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.

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.

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 2022 – 2023.   


Barbara Arrandale