Summer Term Newsletter Governors

Kibblesworth Academy's Vision Statement

At Kibblesworth Academy we are committed to helping every child succeed, whatever their background or ability. We want to create a safe, happy, healthy and supportive atmosphere where children can love life, learning and play.

As the summer approaches we wanted to give you, the parent, more insight into what we have been doing within Kibblesworth Academy. In this newsletter we will inform you about:

  • Our newest governor - Nigel!
  • Cohort Links
  • iCare Launch
  • Governor Space Funding
  • What Ofsted have said about us

Our newest Governor

Nigel Collins

My name is Nigel Collins and I am pleased to be accepted as the newest member of the Board of Governors, being appointed in March 2019.

Although I was born in Dorset I have been living in the North East for over 25 years. Both my sons attended local schools in Whickham where I still live and my two grandsons currently attend Kibblesworth Academy.

I retired early a few years ago so I am still only 62. There is still a lot to learn concerning my new role at the school but with my professional background in finance I hope to contribute to the Governorship team and help maintain the continued success of the school.

As well as taking on the Governorship role I also volunteer one day a week at St Oswald’s Hospice in their admin. team based in Gosforth. In addition I am also involved in running a number of groups as diverse as a walking group, a philosophy group, an art group and a real ale group.

Cohort Links

As well as having responsibility to monitor key areas within school our Governors have also been attached to a class who they will follow throughout school. Here is each classes' Governor.

  • Nursery - Katie Collins
  • Reception - Craig Daly
  • Year 1 - Jo McRea
  • Year 2 - Tim Rutter
  • Year 3 - Rachel Mugnai
  • Year 4 - Kirsten Binns
  • Year 5 - Jason Cochrane
  • Year 6 - Jo Walsh

iCARE parent event

iCare Core Values

It was wonderful to see so many parents attend the iCare Art event held at school on 3rd April. Using the iCare statements, we want to develop a positive culture of outstanding behaviour and excellent attitude to learning. The iCare acronym stands for:

i - innovation

c - care

a - accountability

r - respect

e - engagement

To find out what these values mean watch the video below.

Governor Space

We have been successful in receiving funding from Governor's Space to allow us to develop training packages.

Governor Space is an online professional development programme with mentor support, which guides you through self-evaluation and training. There will be access to many useful resources, peer-to-peer support and much more to ensure the Governor team at Kibblesworth Academy can continue to be effective in supporting the strategic vision and accountability within Kibblesworth Academy.

What Ofsted said about the Governors at Kibblesworth Academy

"Governors are effective in their challenge and support of school leaders and make a positive contribution to life at school."

"Leaders and governors know the school’s strengths and weaknesses well. As a result, plans for improvement are focused in the right areas."

"Governors work positively with leaders, but also challenge them to ensure that they are doing the best for their pupils."

"Governors have reflected on their own strengths and weaknesses and have changed systems and procedures accordingly. They actively seek other members with skills that are less prevalent among existing members. As a result, the governing body is well positioned to help the school in different areas of school life, including standards of attainment, financial stewardship and issues related to safeguarding."

Ofsted Report June 2017

If you need to talk to Kibblesworth School Governors about any pertinent issues please find our details on the school website: http://www.kibblesworthacademy.org.uk/website/governors/387808


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