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Governors have held their final full meeting of 17/18. As you will be aware we have successfully filled one parent governor vacancy this year, but unfortunately have carried another since February. Ways to strengthen our board and return to full numbers has been extensively explored. It was unanimously agreed at our meeting to reshape our constitution and go forward with 3, not 4 parent governor positions, however balance this with an extra co-opted role.
We are delighted that subsequent to this change, we unanimously co-opted Peter Taylor to our board. He brings a wealth of business experience and has previously strong links with schools through his work. Peter’s grandchildren are current pupils at Ashton and Pat, his wife, is a regular school volunteer helper. We are confident Peter will be a real asset to the school and hope you will join with us in welcoming him.
Grandparents and adopted grandparents were given a real treat on Friday afternoon when we were invited into school to take part in a wide range of activities with the children. The whole school was involved with this and we were divided into four colour groups with our children. The activities included country dancing, hand printing, then and now recording and bunting making in readiness for the forthcoming Open Gardens. We were then invited into the hall for delicious scones, jam and cream. The grand finale of the afternoon was from the school choir who beautifully sang three songs, one of which brought tears to the eyes. The choir is going to join with many other schools at the Big Sing at Worcester University on June 18th.
Thank you to Mrs. Peacey and to all of the staff and helpers for making us so welcome and for arranging such a special and unforgettable occasion. It was wonderful to interact with the children and to see the care that the older children have for the younger ones.