Meet the Governors
Letter to parents from our new Chair of Governors, Mr Mike Sessarego:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am honoured to have been chosen to be the new Chair of Governors at Bosbury School. Although I have only been a member of the board of governors for eighteen months, I bring to the role a great deal of relevant experience.
For twenty-one years I was the Headteacher of a similar sized school to Bosbury, so I understand the hard work that is required of a small staff if they are to offer a rich and varied curriculum. I also bring to the role seven years working as a School Improvement Partner. In that position, I supported schools in an urban setting and had my eyes opened to the range of difficult and challenging situations they have to face.
As a great believer in providing an interesting and exciting curriculum, it is encouraging to see the wide range of activities that take place in school. A broad and balanced curriculum provides every child with an opportunity to succeed and, fortunately, puts us in a good place with regard to the new Ofsted Inspection Framework.
From the moment I entered the school, I felt very much at home in an environment very similar to my former school. I was impressed by the behaviour of the children and of the commitment shown by the staff and the leadership team in order to help the pupils achieve their potential. This has led me to volunteer every Thursday morning in Class 1, and has helped me to get a real understanding of the day-to-day running of the school.
I am very fortunate to follow two excellent chairs of governors, Mrs. Emma Smith and Mr. Robert Lane, who have helped established good systems and a strong Christian ethos. They will be a hard act to follow, but I will certainly do my best.
Mr Mike Sessarego - Bosbury CE Primary School Chair of Governors
PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO VIEW PUBLIC COPIES OF THE MINUTES FROM RECENT GOVERNORS' MEETINGS.
WELCOME TO OUR THREE NEW SCHOOL GOVERNORS!
Congratulations and and a very warm welcome to our two new parent governors, Miss Lizzie Merrick and Mr. Andy Hibberd, and our new Associate Governor, Mrs. Jill Walters.
Lizzie is a registered general nurse, currently working as a Registered Home Manager of a private Neurological Rehabilitation Service helping to support young adults. She was previously an ITU nurse before deciding to take the leap into management, and is a keen competitive horse-rider. Lizzie has two lovely boys at Bosbury School in Class 1 and 2, and was even a Bosbury pupil herself!
Jill has supported our school for many hours over recent years as a volunteer reader, and has two lovely grandchildren at Bosbury in Class 1 and 3. We are extremely excited to have her expertise on the governing team.
Andy is our most recent new Governor, having been elected Parent Governor in a closely-contested election. Andy also has two lovely children at Bosbury in Class 1 and 2, and we are again delighted to have him join our Governing body.
Thank you and good luck to our three newest Governors - we are really looking forward to seeing what they can bring to our already-great team. Our Governing body have recently been assessed by a National Governance Reviewer, with the latest meeting being observed and receiving some very positive feedback, with the reviewer being extremely impressed with how well our team clearly lead a church school and take on a massive amount of responsibility. Well done to our brilliant Governing body.
Finally, Mrs. Nicky Ruddick will be leaving us as lunchtime supervisor on the last day before the Whitsun half term, but we are delighted that she has chosen to stay on in her important role as Clerk to the Governors at Bosbury.
A huge thank you again to everyone associated with our Governing body for the hours of time they put into the successful running of our school.
Please see below for a full list of the current Bosbury Primary School governing body. Governor declarations of interest can be viewed by clicking on the pencil icons, with end terms of office dates being shown in brackets next to their positions.
Mr A Hibberd - Parent Governor
Mrs J Walters - Associate Governor
Mrs N Ruddick - Clerk to the Governors