Compared to this time last year, when recruitment of a new Head Teacher kept governors busy, this term has been significantly quieter! However, it has meant we can concentrate on fulfilling our main role of providing strategic leadership and accountability in the school, challenging and supporting the implementation of the School Improvement Plan. To help in our monitoring of the effectiveness of the school’s activity we have created three focus groups that will look at three main pillars of school improvement: Personal Development; Teaching & Learning and Leadership. The governors are always overwhelmed by the dedication of the pupils and staff we see whenever we are in school or in meetings.
Again, it was thrilling for governors to be invited to the KS4 awards evening at Camberley Theatre. It is fantastic to celebrate the success of students, not only in their academic efforts, but also in their growth as they develop skills and abilities they will need as they move on. Our congratulations go to them and our thanks go to the staff for helping them achieve an outstanding set of results and progress which places Frogmore at the top in Hart & Rushmoor and in the top ten in Hampshire!
In terms of membership of the board of governors, Sue Stott, our longest serving governor, has moved aside from being the Local Authority (LA) governor and is now co-opted to the board, with a view to retiring. We welcomed Jonathan Smith back to the board to take over her role as the LA governor. Jonathan used to be a governor at the school several years ago and brings experience and dedication to the role.
As we come to the end of a calendar year, we would like to wish the staff, parents and students a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Y8 Living Rainforest Trip
On the 6th and 7th December, 90 year 8's visited the Living Rainforest. It's an annual geography trip to learn about sustainable management of rainforests around the world. With this being such a topical issue, the students were fascinated to see the biodiversity within a rainforest and learn how we are having such a huge impact on them. Hopefully they've come home and asked you all to buy products only containing sustainably sourced palm oil in the future!
The Frogmore Christmas Concert was a wonderful evening for all. The performing arts team were thrilled with the level of talent on display. Mentions to outstanding performances such as Emily Parsons and Bella De Pace with their self-devised 'Christmas Disaster' and Rajan Preece who rocked us through carols on his electric guitar. The performing arts team would like to thank the amazing work of our technical team, Mr Maunders, Miss Livingstone, Molly White, Dylan Bergh and stage hands Mrs McCready and Jack Shorter. Without them the show wouldn’t go on. We are incredibly thankful to our students for dedicating their time to performing arts and those at home who champion our talented young performers.