Chair of Governors welcome

Welcome to Glenmere!

On behalf of the governors, I would like to welcome you to Glenmere. We are a committed team and have a wide range of backgrounds including education, health and finance. What unites us is our strong belief in the school. As our slogan proclaims, Glenmere is GREAT because we Grow, Respect, Enjoy and Achieve Together. As governors, we strive to uphold these key values and work with the school to ensure that there is an environment where a real sense  of belonging is fostered. If children feel safe and valued, they are able to flourish. We value all aspects of pupils' education and are proud that Glenmere is able to offer a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. These promote physical and mental well-being, creativity and an all-round love of learning as well as improving academic progress.

Glenmere's teachers and support staff are diligent and talented. Monitoring by the school shows that all lessons are good or outstanding. We are never complacent and continually review our practices and professional development.  Work carried out by staff during the recent pandemic was an excellent example of staff teamwork supporting Glenmere's children. We believe that Glenmere really is GREAT and, by continual reflection and hard work, look forward to making it even greater.
As governors, our role is to oversee the strategies, policies and finances of the school to ensure that the best possible provision is available for Glenmere's pupils. We hold termly full governors' meetings where we discuss whole-school issues such as pupil progress, the impact of initiatives, behaviour, attendance, staffing and budgets. Depending on our skills and experience we also meet termly in targeted committee groups for Curriculum, Health and Safety and Finance. As individuals we also take responsibility for overseeing specific aspects within the school and conduct visits, analyse data and meet with staff and children. We are also involved in staff recruitment, working with the Head to shortlist candidates and taking part in interview panels. Our aim is to make sure that we are in a position to understand and, when necessary, question and challenge what happens at Glenmere.