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Dear Parents and Friends,

I expect you are still enjoying the glow of a happy summer holiday, as your children return for a hard working term at school. They can look forward to their new class and teacher. Some children will be familiar with their teacher from last year but will be making a fresh start with an exciting new Curriculum.

As Governors we will support Miss Addison and her staff, whilst holding them to account for ensuring that your child feels happy and safe and makes good progress to achieve their full potential.

Our vision as a Governing body is to be as effective as possible, by asking Miss Addison challenging questions, to ensure that the children are subject to a regime of good behaviour and are taught British values. We will also make it our duty to make certain that the building and resources are of a good quality that will enhance learning.

We will ensure that Tetney School teaches respect for adults and peers, under the guidance of strong, consistent leadership. So that when the children leave to attend secondary school, they have a sense of self-worth, and are well equipped to manage and be safe in the rapidly changing digital world.

We aim to support parents and staff in their efforts to encourage excellence in their charges, so that the school is popular and renowned for its excellent quality of teaching and learning.

At this time we have a vacancy for one co-opted governor.


Governors play an increasingly important role alongside the Head Teacher in leading the school in its development and vision for continued success. At Tetney Primary School we are committed to ensuring high standards are not only met but exceeded. As “critical friends”, the governors support and challenge the leadership to achieve the very best for the children in our care.


As the school’s accountable body the Governors responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing the strategic direction of the school and agreeing its policies and objectives
  • Curriculum Monitoring
  • The review and approval of the school’s budget
  • Monitoring Pupil Progress
  • Appointing and supporting the Head teacher and staff

We aim to have two Full Governor meetings each term, with core meetings in the interim to address any issues that require attention before the full Governors meeting.

We also appoint link Governors with special responsibilities to monitor all aspects of school life including Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Special Educational needs.


If you think you have the skills to join the Governing Body, please contact Miss Addison or myself to discuss your application.

It is important to Miss Addison and the Governing Body, that as parents and friends of the school, you feel welcome.

A strong relationship between school and home assists your child’s development and well-being within school and we depend upon the co-operation, support and involvement of our parents.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Addison or the Governing Body whose members are outlined below.

I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the dedication of our governors for their valuable time and commitment to the challenging role of governance within school.

Yours sincerely,

Anne-Marie Fearn, Chair of Governors