Welcome from our Governors
Greetings from the Merton Abbey Primary School’s Governing Body for the 2019-20 academic year! We would like to introduce ourselves as the Co-Chairs of Governors. As Co-Chairs, we have been elected to share the role of leading the governing body. We both have children in the school and are passionate about the education and well-being of the pupils at Merton Abbey.
With a welcoming atmosphere and a community feel, Merton Abbey Primary celebrates a diverse pupil population. One major strength of the school is the encouragement of welfare of the children. In our most recent OFSTED report, inspectors found that “staff and pupils are proud of the school and its nurturing ethos. The school’s warm and inclusive culture provides an environment where pupils feel safe and valued.” Additionally, we are pleased that the report noted that “pupils’ spiritual, cultural, social and moral development is catered for well. They understand and learn to value differences, including in relation to faiths, beliefs and abilities.”
We are also proud of the strength of the school‘s curriculum. “The school offers a curriculum that enables pupils to build their knowledge and skills effectively over time, particularly in English and mathematics” (OFSTED May 2019). Though testing and results are essential, we also put an emphasis on a well-rounded, wider curriculum. As a major theme for this year’s school improvement plan, the senior leaders are comprehensively focusing on all areas of the curriculum to ensure it is refined and developed to suit all children at the school. Learning should be enjoyable for children, to instil a foundation for a healthy desire for knowledge that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Governors, senior leaders, teachers and staff are all motivated to keep growing and improving to provide our pupils with an excellent standard of education, which will create enthusiastic learners. We strive to provide a rich, stimulating and caring environment in which the child feels happy, safe, secure and confident.
If you would like to learn more about our Governing Body, please feel free to get in touch or read our Governors’ Impact Statement that highlights what we did last year.
Mamie Barden and Frances Cresswell
Co-Chairs of Governors