Governing Body

Welcome from the Chair of Governors

I am honoured to be Chair of Governors of the William de Ferrers School and to welcome you to the community of the William de Ferrers School.  I have always believed that when we have a good story to tell, we should be willing to share it with everyone.

The Governing Body of the school is forward looking and works hard, in partnership with the school, to maximise the opportunities we offer to the children in the school catchment area and further afield. Through the work of the Governing Body Committees we ensure that our responsibilities to Parents and the wider local community for the schools’ overall performance are delivered to the highest standards.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection gave the school a well-deserved ‘Good’ rating and you can be confident that your child will receive a good all round education from dedicated teachers and support staff at the William de Ferrers School.   The Governing Body has a strong overview of the key milestones for improvement for our school and we are committed to working with the Headteacher and his staff to move the school on to Outstanding.

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the quality of the education provided is of the highest standard whilst respecting the professional roles of the Headteacher and other staff in the management of the School. We have a firm belief in the school mission statement and use this as the basis for continually moving forward.

“We will strive to provide all pupils with the means to achieve their maximum potential and to develop individual responsibility and respect for the rights of others by:

·   Pursuing the highest standards in teaching.

·   Providing an excellent learning environment.

·   Giving equal access to a broad well-resourced curriculum

·   Achieving a partnership between pupils, parents and school

As Chairman of the Governing Body I know that the School is well on the way to achieving the highest academic standards for all of our students and I hope that they will feel proud to have attended the William de Ferrers School and to be able to use the experience gained to lay firm foundations on which to build a successful life and career. 

Ms L Arnold 

Chair of Governors

If you wish to contact the Governing Body, this should be done through the Clerk, either in writing to the School or by emailing her at: clerk@wdf.school

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