“On behalf of the governing body I’d like to welcome you to the updated Marfleet Primary School website. The website has been completely overhauled and I hope that you will agree that it provides parents with more and better information and will be updated daily as necessary to alert parents to events taking place, letters coming home etc.
In addition we hope it gives a flavour of the school’s ethos for those who are thinking of registering their children to join our school community. As governors we work with staff to ensure that every child achieves his or her potential. We have high expectations of all – from behaviour, which sets the tone of the school, to academic achievement. Continuous improvement is what we strive for and the excellent results achieved in KS2 in recent years together with improving outcomes throughout the school demonstrate this well.
However we believe education does not only take place in the classroom and we therefore work to ensure that we enrich the learning experience of pupils with regular curriculum related excursions outside the school as well as a good range of extra-curricular activities – sports teams, clubs etc.
We are also particularly proud of the fact that responses from pupil and parent questionnaires consistently highlight how much children enjoy school and feel it to be a safe environment. This is also recognised by Ofsted who in their 2013 inspection report identified as a strength that “pupils feel safe and secure in school and trust the staff to help them when they have concerns”. We are a small close community and value the supportive atmosphere we provide to enable your children to thrive and achieve their potential.”
Mrs D Quigley – Chair of Governors & governor in charge of Geography & History
After serving a long period as a Hull governor at a local secondary school, I took a break before joining Marfleet’s governing body in 2009. I have had links with the school for many years in my employment as HR Manager with Fenner at the factory adjacent to the school, so was pleased to be approached to join the school’s governing body.
I was elected to the post of Chair of Governors in 2011 and am a member of both the committees (Curriculum & Standards and Finance & Personnel) through which we conduct the majority of governors’ business.
As the mother of two daughters now in their 20s in whose education I always took a close interest and involvement, I enjoy this opportunity to make a contribution to the development of the next generation through their school years.