DEAR PARENTS AND FRIENDS,
I am writing to you to introduce myself as the Chair of Governors for Bishop Vaughan Catholic School. My name is Steve Avo, and I have been a governor at Bishop Vaughan for seven years. I became a governor because I wanted to contribute to the school, which I hold in the highest regard, and to its role in shaping the education of my son.
Governors are appointed to ensure that objectives are met and that planning for the future is both visionary and realistic. We are here to support and encourage our Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and all school personnel so that children have access to a rich education and the opportunities they deserve.
As governors we become involved with a variety of issues including finance, pupil welfare, policies, building/grounds maintenance and staff appointments. However, without a doubt, we consider that our most important role is to ensure the highest of standards in relation to the welfare and education of the pupils.
We are justifiably very proud of the children in our school. In addition, this is an opportunity for me to thank all the parents who encourage and support their children so admirably. In a good school, such as ours, parents take a great interest in their child’s learning and development.
I believe that at Bishop Vaughan Catholic School, governors, staff, parents and children work as a team, building on success, in a happy, creative, high-attaining environment where everyone feels valued. Parents and governors have key roles in helping the school to maintain high standards for all our children, both now and for future generations.
Should you wish to contact me to discuss any matter, please do so by first contacting our Headteacher. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible throughout the year.
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS