Firstly, and with sadness I have to report that we have had 3 resignations over the last 2 terms from the Board, due to family reasons. Jason Gardiner, Andrew Penny and Tim Loughnan. All will be missed, but we wish them well in their new ventures.
Secondly, and with gladness, I want to update and thank Rob Marshall-Lee and Lisa Dickson for agreeing to join the Board of Trustees. It is great that we have had 2 people prepared to join. We still have one more vacancy so if anyone has been considering this as a way to support and help the school then please let yourself known. Initially I suggest talking with Craig or Gill or mention to Tanya (who will be able to pass on your 'interest' so that we can discuss it with you).
Over the last 2 Board meetings, we have decided to pass that we will now be working to National Standards. As a Board we do still have a number of reservations about what this means. However, it has become clear it is a legal requirement and as such is a 'must do'. Craig has been reviewing Naitonal Standards for over a year now, so all the staff are well aware of what these mean. We will keep you informed of what this means for you all.
As Craig has mentioned in previous updates. We have the Education Review Office (ERO) visiting Ashley School on the week beginning the 21st November. The plan is for them to be at school Monday through to Wednesday. We are looking forward to showing them Ashley School and to getting their feedback, which will be outlined by the end of the week, verbal update anyway. Final report will take a few more weeks to be published I would imagine.
Any questions, please raise these with Craig, otherwise we will provide updates through this final term.