A Note from the Chair of Governors September 2016


Dear Parents and carers,

I am a recently retired Deputy Head Teacher with over 30 years’ experience in Education and have recently been employed by D.M.B.C for most of that time. I have two children and three Grandchildren and enjoy a busy retirement.

My knowledge of school life gives me an insight into the everyday running]of a school  and the problems that may be encountered. I also understand how there is a need to constantly improve and maintain educational standards. As Chair of Governors, I will continue to support the Head Teacher and other’ Governors to fulfil their roles as part of the Governing Body. I believe I am approachable, organised and able to work as part of a team.

As Chair of Governors for the past year, I feel I have made a positive contribution to the school by undertaking training for New Chairs and in Safeguarding, Prevent and Performance Management. I have also attended all Governor Forum sessions provided by the local authority as well as all Governor Meetings within school and supported the school during the recent OFSTED visit.

I am committed to the role as Chair of Governors and believe I have the skills and experience to help Scawthorpe Castle Hills Primary School to build on its recent success and achievements as it continues on its journey to excellence.


Kind regards

Jenny Gravells

Chair of Governors