Message from the Chair of Governors

The Governors have an important role in ensuring that the School provides the best possible educational environment for the young people in our community.

Parent Governors are elected and have a specific role in raising the concerns of parents and advising the Governing Body in its understanding of community issues. Parent Governors are of vital importance, all parents are urged to take an interest in the elections when vacancies arise.

Community Governors are there to provide expertise and experience across a range of skills so as to ensure that that the Governing Body is able to undertake its duty to support the creation of a strong learning environment. The School has made good progress over the last three years with improved exam results each year and better behaviour and attendance.

The Governors intend to continue to support and challenge the Senior Leadership Team and staff to build upon the improvements that we have made. The Governors will be monitoring student progress with a high expectation that all students can achieve the best that they are able to.

The Governors will also wish to focus on the wider social aspects of the School and to develop strengthening participation in school sports, music and the arts. Parents can play an important role in supporting the Governors and staff by making sure that homework is completed and wherever possible, your sons and daughters are provided with a place at home where this important aspect of their learning can be achieved.

Student behaviour has been a priority of the Governors and staff and I am pleased that this in general is very good within the School. Parental support in maintaining this is important. I would welcome any comments or enquiries from parents, I can be contacted at admin@royaldocks.newham.sch.uk.

Best wishes.

Tim Harrison

Chair of Governors