Local Governing Body

Welcome from the Chair of Governors


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I am honoured to lead the Local Governing Body of the William de Ferrers School and have the opportunity to impact the lives of our ambitious, talented and well-rounded pupils as they move through their school life. I am also extremely proud to represent our excellent, committed and aspirational staff body. 

The Local Governing Body of the school works in close partnership with the School to ensure our students have every opportunity to achieve through a sustained and meaningful commitment to our mission and core values. 

The Local 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. 

The mission of William de Ferrers is to provide an excellent education for every student, enabling each to achieve highly. The School’s six key values run through the work of the Local Governing Body’s committees and groups, and ensure that we are effective in our responsibilities and are focussed on maintain high standards and expectations. The Local 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 continue our journey. 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.  

We 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 the school

As Chair of the Local Governing Body I know that our school’s ASPIRE PERSEVERE ACHIEVE approach ensures the highest academic standards for all of our students can be reached. I hope that our students will feel proud to have attended the William de Ferrers School and can use all they have learned to lay firm foundations on which to build a successful life and career. 

Ms L Arnold 
Chair of Local Governing Body
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