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Diary Dates 

W/C 30th Nov - Christmas Cards to be posted

Friday 4th Dec - Raffle prizes due in

W/C 7th Dec - Raffle tickets on sale

Tue 8th Dec - Bags 2 School

Thu 10th Dec - Reception Parents Information Session @ 10:00

Fri 11th Dec - Christmas Jumper Day 

W/C 14th Dec - Christmas Raffle

W/C 14th Dec - Christmas Gifts For Sale

Thu 17th Dec - Christmas Dinner

Fri 18th Dec - School Closes

Tue 5th Jan - School Opens

Tue 23rd Feb - Pupil Photos

Thu 4th Mar - World Book Day

Fri 19th Mar - Comic Relief

Mon 22nd Mar - World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Staggered times 

Starfish Explorers 12.30-2.50pm

Starfish 8.40-2.50pm

Dolphins 8.45-2.55pm

Lions 8.50-3pm

Eagles 8.55-3.05pm

If you have several children, they can come to school together, please use the youngest childs start and end time. 

 

After school club needs to be pre-booked and runs from 3-5.30.  Please email admin@kirksmeaton.n-yorks.sch.uk 

 

NOTICES 

The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

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If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.

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If your child is due to start secondary school in 2021, applications are open until 31st October 2020. Further information can be found here.

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Please make sure all children have their PE kits on Wednesdays and the below;

Dolphins - Thu

Lions - Tue, Thu

Eagles - Mon, Fri

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 Information regarding our current Y6's applying for secondary schools can be found here.

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Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Year 6 pupils can be found below.

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Governors

Responsibilities

Together, the Governors are responsible for:

  • Setting aims and targets for the school and checking the school’s progress towards attaining these.

  • Monitoring how well the school’s policies and plans are working.

  • Accounting for the performance of the school and the Governing Body.

  • Working with the Headteacher to make sure that teaching at school is effective and good quality and the children are making the best possible progress.

  • Taking general responsibility for the school and its budget.

  • Challenging and supporting the senior management team and taking opportunities to show interest in and appreciation of staff and pupils.

  • Promoting the interests of the school and its pupils in the wider community.

 

Types of Governors 

There are several different types of Governor:

  • Parent Governor

    Elected from parents at the school by parents at the school.

  • Staff Governor

    Elected from staff at the school by staff at the school.

  • Local Authority (LA) Governors
    Appointed by the LEA.

  • Co-opted Governors

    Appointed by members of the Governing Body. They are intended to be representative of the local community and may add particular kinds of expertise.

 

Our Governors are;  

Governor Name and relationship to the school staff

Category of Governor

Appointed by

Date appointed

Term of Office

(term and end date)

Which committees does this Governor serve on?

All Governors attend all meetings

Does this Governor have any position of responsibility within the governing body?

Relevant business and pecuniary interests

Mrs Rebecca Rawson

 

(no relation to the school staff)

Foundation governor

The governing body

Feb 2018

4 years, ending Feb 2022

N/A

Chair of the governors

RAISE Alliance

More able and talented

Music

Years 3 and 4

None

Mrs Hannah Cuddy

 

(headteacher at Kirk Smeaton)

Staff Governor

The Headteacher of a school is entitled to sit on the governing body by law

1st Sept 2015

Ongoing

N/A

Headteacher

 

None

Mrs Beth Hursthouse

(teacher at Kirk Smeaton)

Co-opted Governor

The governing body

January 2020

4 years, ending January 2024

N/A

Staff governor

Married to Mr Hursthouse

Mrs Roz Brown

 Foundation governor

 The governing body

 March 2017

 4 years, ending March 2021

 

Behaviour for learning

Years 5 and 6

 

Mr Peter Hudson

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

Jan 2019

4 years, ending Jan 2023

 N/A

Mental health 

awareness  and pupil  voice

 Years 5 and 6

None

Mrs Lorna Thornley

(no relation to the school staff)

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

6th Jan 2015

4 years, ending 05/01/19

N/A

Vice chair

English

Maths

Years R and N

None

Mrs Carol Cessford

 

 (no relation to the school staff)

Foundation Governor

The Diocese

1st Sept 2016

4 years, ending 31/08/20

N/A

SEN and Vulnerabilty

RE & church links

Assessment

Years 5 and 6

None

Mrs Emma Hall   

(no relation to the school staff)

Co-opted Governor

The Governing Body

March 2020

4 years, ending Mar 2024

 

PE

Maths

None

Paul Hursthouse

Parent Governor

Parents of the school

Jan 19

4 years, ending Jan 2023

 

Maths

Finance

Years 1 and 2

 Married to Mrs Hursthouse

 

 The Governors meet regularly during term times and are highly involved in school life in a number of different ways.