Tuesday, 3 September 2013


First up, hearty congratulations on behalf of the Governors to our students on their BTEC, GCSE and A-Level results. It's good to see grades improving year-on-year. We'll be doing all we can to ensure that next year's results will be even more successful. We wish school leavers well as they head for University, College or the world of work. Thanks to our staff who have worked so hard to help many of our students realise their dreams.

We also want to welcome the new Year 7 intake to Matravers and other students who are new to the school. Our aim as Governors is to make sure that all students fulfil their educational potential. We expect our pupils to make rapid and sustained progress from the moment they start at the school until the day they leave. That won't happen without the students' hard work, support from parents and carers, good teaching and effective leadership. Together we can make sure that children get the best out of their time at Matravers.  

The task of the Governing Body is to provide the school with strategic leadership and accountability. We look forward to working with new Head, Dr. Simon Riding in the quest for continuous school improvement. Next Tuesday evening the Governors will be holding a special 'Meet the new Head' session of the Governing Body where we'll be scrutinising Dr. Riding's plans for the school. 

Parents and Carers will have an opportunity to meet the new Head on Wednesday 11th September, 5pm to 6pm. See the school website for more info. 

Here's wishing all our students every success at the beginning of a new school year.

Guy Davies
(Chair of Governors)