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Message from Chair of Governors

Published on 16/12/15

For those of you who may be uncertain who the governors are – we are a group of parents, education professionals and local community representatives who work in partnership with Dr Helen Holman, the Head teacher, to give strategic leadership to the school.  

For those of you who may be uncertain who the governors are – we are a group of parents, education professionals and local community representatives who work in partnership with Dr Helen Holman, the Head teacher, to give strategic leadership to the school.  Together we set the aims and objectives for the school; challenge the school to support its staff and ensure that they in turn support students to make expected progress; we monitor and evaluate how the school is performing; set the school’s policies and oversee the school’s finances.

The governors are very proud of all that our students and their teachers achieve but we are especially delighted that OFSTED has now recognised the progress the school has made by not only rating us as a GOOD school, but by giving us a glowing report which praises so many aspects of life here at Orchard School Bristol.

The governors are determined to support Dr Holman and the school to build on the achievements so far and to continue our progress in the coming year.

On behalf of the school governors I would like to take this opportunity to wish Orchard School Bristol students, their families and all school staff all the very best for a happy Christmas and a successful 2016.

Martina Peattie

Chair of Governors