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Fairisle Junior School

FairisleJunior SchoolSouthampton

Kids Zone

Governors

A Message from Steph Thurston

Chair of Governors

September 2020

I am very proud of everything that has been achieved in our school.  At the start of term we moved into our new extension.  The two new classrooms look brilliant and they look as though they have always been there.  The new children's kitchen is a wonderful addition and the playground, together with all the new equipment is a fantastic space for the children to play.  The full redecoration is almost complete, with just the library and a few corridor areas to do.

It is very easy to see how hard everyone has worked to follow the government guidance and get the school back to 'normal'.  Opening in a Covid secure way has brought issues we could not even have dreamt about a year ago.  Welcoming the children back to school after their extended break has been an absolute pleasure.  Our Year 3 have settled in so well, especially given the lack of transition last year.  Many children in the year group returned to school having never set foot in the building!

We are tentatively confident that our residential visits will be going ahead this year.  We moved the Year 6 trip to the Isle of Wight to March 2021 and we are in close communication with Stubbington Study Centre for our forthcoming trip in December.  Although we haven't yet started our programme of curriculum day trips and visits, we hope that as the government guidance permits, we will be able to extend the rich range of experiences we offer.

Over the past year the governing body have been very busy in and around school once again.  The year was a strange one but we continued to work alongside Mr Howard and the senior leaders ensuring that our children, their academic as well as their social and emotional well-being remained at the core of everything. 

One final thank you goes to you, the parents and families, for your continued support for your children and their school.  During the forthcoming year, the work of the governing body will rightly concentrate on not only the bread and butter of teaching and learning, but also the welfare of our children and the entire staff team.

ST