This has been an exciting and historic year for Beddington Infants’ School as we became part of the Sutton Education Trust. This was a big step and not one to be taken lightly. However taking all stakeholders’ views into consideration and assessing the obvious benefits to the school, the Governing Body formally agreed to become part of the Trust on January 10th 2017. The schools have always worked closely together, but this structure allows increased opportunities for best practice, strategic procurement and securing successful outcomes for all the children.
The Governing Body has also undergone some changes. Tim Featherstone Griffin stepped down from his role in March following 9 years’ service. Both Asha Patel (Parent Governor) and Nora Ness (Staff Governor) stepped down from their roles in the Summer term. We would like to thank all of them for their hard work and important contribution to the Governing Body. These changes gave us the opportunity to review our skills and effectiveness and elect new governors to the Governing Body. Following elections, we are pleased to announce that Brindha Nathan has joined us in the role of Parent Governor. We will also be welcoming Ann Robinson as a Parent Governor in January 2018.
Looking ahead to the new academic year, there are many things to be excited about. The school is developing its Forest School provision further by raising funds to develop the grassy area by the playground into a Forest School area which will include an outside classroom designed specifically for the provision.
The school will also have benefitted from £345,000 in Local Authority funding to have its current flat roof replaced and a complete updating of the original heating system in the Main Building. This will ensure that the children can benefit from uninterrupted learning in an ecologically friendly environment.
Finally, we would like to say thank you for the support that you have given the school through the year. Like you, we expect the best for the children and will continue to do all we can to ensure that this happens.
Wishing you a restful Summer.
Chair of Governors