Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Outstanding Catholic School(Nov 2015
Diocese of Clifton)

Meeting Summaries

Governors’ Annual Strategic Planning Meeting Summary: June 10th 2019


This meeting was an extra one organised to review and plan, in terms of governance, the for year ahead for our school.

 The issues discussed were all designed to ensure that we can begin the new school year in September fully aware of successes and strengths from the past year and improvements needed for the year ahead and ready to continue this progress into 2019-2020.

 Our main aim has always been to raise the performance of our school to the ‘Good’ level which we feel we now deserve and we await our next OfSTED visit with both confidence and eagerness.

 The main items we discussed were: 

  • Meeting dates for next year, including one at the end of the school day to include children and their parents.
  • The main areas of focus for our governor’s meetings next year, based on the School Development Plan, so that each meeting has a clear topic scheduled in advance: this will include quality of teaching and learning; pupils progress and attainment; how any particular areas of weakness are being addressed; financial matters; becoming part of a Multi-Academy Trust; visiting each classroom in turn for our meetings, to hear from the teachers just what is happening in each year group and subject.
  • The policy review cycle
  • How we can be more in touch with: parents, the children and our wider community.
  • How we can be more effective as governors.

 This meeting was just the beginning of our onward journey towards better performance and effectiveness. We shall keep you informed of our progress.


Full Governing Body Meeting June 20th 2019


We always have a report from Mrs Salter and this meeting our report was full of positivity once again. We heard that children are performing well and improving and that the staffing was all in place for our new school year. Our school is becoming fuller and we look forward in 2020 to completing our year groups when next year’s Year 5 children become Year 6 for their senior and final year at the school.

 We reflected on our meeting from the 10th June (as detailed in our previous report) and planned to complete our preparations for the new school year in July when we finalise our School Development Planning and our annual agenda items.

 The recent meeting organised by the Director of Education for Clifton Diocese, which set out the Diocesan strategy for Multi Academy Trusts, enabled the governors to vote on the proposal to continue to move towards Holy Cross and St Joseph’s Catholic College forming a Multi Academy Trust. The proposal was passed unanimously.

 We received two more Link Governor reports, which are now on the website, making five in total for next year, with more still to come as we move through into 2019- 2020


Summaries of our March and May meetings can be seen here