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Introduction from the Chair of Governors

Dear Parents & Carers

It is my privilege to be Chair of Governors at Ysgol Greenhill School where I have served as a parent governor since 2013 and latterly as a Local Authority Governor. My own children having progressed to higher and further education in no small measure due to the hard work and commitment of our excellent teaching & support staff.

Currently the school face a number of challenges. As a school we have been working hard to reduce a deficit budget whilst at the same time drive improvements in teaching & learning. You may be aware that in the past 12 months Mr McGovern has with governors support conducted a top-down staffing restructure and at the same time introduced a ‘house’ structure for all pupils and staff. We have also conducted a school uniform review which has led to the phased introduction of our new school uniform, which we feel has been a success.

This has been a sustained and significant period of change and walking the corridors it certainly feels like there is a new energy within the school. However significant challenges remain; due to flat line budgets and inflationary pressures as well as declining school numbers we anticipate a growing budget deficit which will undue much of the good work we have already done. We also remain in Estyn monitoring and hope that a follow-up visit in the spring term will help us move forward as a school. These challenges are significant and can’t be understated. However, I am confident with Mr McGovern’s leadership and the support of governors, the Senior Leadership team and all staff that we can meet these challenges. I would appeal directly to you as parents and carers of our young people to work with us on this journey.

Steve Davis

Chair of Governors

October 2019
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September 30, 2019

Category: General.: School Council Meetings

.: School Council Meetings
October 1, 2019

Category: General.: Cross Country@Haverfordwest

.: Cross Country@Haverfordwest
October 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 5, 2019 October 6, 2019
October 7, 2019 October 8, 2019

Category: General.: Yr10/Yr11 Drama Trip "Art"

.: Yr10/Yr11 Drama Trip "Art"
October 9, 2019

Category: General.: U16's Hockey Tournament@Pembroke/Milford

.: U16's Hockey Tournament@Pembroke/Milford
October 10, 2019

Category: General.: Year 10/Year 11 Drama Trip "Two Faces"

.: Year 10/Year 11 Drama Trip "Two Faces"
October 11, 2019 October 12, 2019 October 13, 2019
October 14, 2019 October 15, 2019

Category: General.: Cross Country@Milford

.: Cross Country@Milford
October 16, 2019

Category: General.: Community Engagement Evening 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

.: Community Engagement Evening 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Category: General.: U16's Netball Tournament@Fishguard

.: U16's Netball Tournament@Fishguard
October 17, 2019 October 18, 2019

Category: General.: Year 9 Careers Day "Your Choice, Your Future"

.: Year 9 Careers Day "Your Choice, Your Future"
October 19, 2019 October 20, 2019
October 21, 2019

Category: General.: Year 11 GCSE Product Design - Final Design Brief and Specification Deadline

.: Year 11 GCSE Product Design - Final Design Brief and Specification Deadline
October 22, 2019

Category: General.: Year 7 Rugby Festival@Haverfordwest

.: Year 7 Rugby Festival@Haverfordwest
October 23, 2019 October 24, 2019 October 25, 2019

Category: General.: Autumn 1 House Competition Results - Humanities

.: Autumn 1 House Competition Results - Humanities
October 26, 2019 October 27, 2019
October 28, 2019 October 29, 2019 October 30, 2019 October 31, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 2, 2019 November 3, 2019