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Fairisle Junior School

FairisleJunior SchoolSouthampton

Kids Zone


A Message from Steph Thurston

Chair of Governors

September 2019

I am very proud of everything that has been achieved in our school.  I would like to add my congratulations to the children and staff on the outcome of last year's OfSTED inspection, which was a very positive experience for our school.  The report reflects the school that I experience when I visit, and summarises our strengths extremely well.

Our sporting teams have been very successful once again and in September, our girls were crowned city football champions.  At the end of the last school year, we also represented Southampton at the Hampshire Games in athletics and gymnastics as a direct result of winning city competitions.  We achieved School Games Gold Mark once again and have blazed a trail locally with our Daily Dance which forms part of our work towards the Healthy High 5 Award.

During the year, we continued to actively raise money for a number of charities close to home and further afield, including ‘Dylan's Quest’, something very close to the heart of our school and Brain Tumour research once again.

Last year, there were some great days out and residential trips that were all real successes. I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the staff because if it wasn't for them and their hard work in organising these trips the children would not have these fantastic opportunities.  I would also like to thank all our parent helpers who give up their time to accompany our children when they are out and about on day trips.

Over the past year the governing body have been very busy in and around school once again.  We have worked alongside Mr Howard and the senior leaders looking at teachers teaching and children learning.  We have interviewed children and parents about safeguarding and we have also questioned children about behaviour in and around the school as well as their progress.  Hopefully you will have read the outcomes of these in our school newsletter, the Fairisle Times.

One final thank you goes to you, the parents, for your continued support for both your children and the school. Our OfSTED report states that “parents and carers praise the school.  They are confident that their children are taught effectively and nurtured well.”  This is an incredibly important part of our children’s lives and we really appreciate it.