As we embark on a new academic year at Temple Moor High School the staff, students and Governors are very excited about the new challenges and journey ahead of us. The past three years have been extremely busy for all concerned and in that time we have successfully pulled together as a team with one common aim – to provide a first quality, personalised education for EVERY student through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, in a safe and secure environment within the community.
In the pursuit of excellence, the school has moved in a positive direction at a very rapid pace and we have seen vast improvements across several areas and we have much to celebrate. We are, however, mindful of our successes and fully intend to continue to build on these to consolidate our position and not become complacent.
One area where we have achieved marked improvements is in the behavior of our students. Following the implementation of a new Behaviour Policy, we very quickly saw standards rise and data linked to behavior and attendance improve. The re-introduction of non-negotiables linked to behaviour sent out a very clear message to everyone about the high expectations Temple Moor holds in this area and these improvements have been witnessed, not only by staff and Governors, but also as part of several external and peer reviews.
Over the past three years the Governing Board have been closely involved with school improvement, not only by holding regular meetings, but by visiting various faculties to monitor and evaluate the progress made towards the priorities and targets set out in the School Improvement Plan. These actions resulted in us being able to speak with confidence about the areas of strength across Temple Moor when Ofsted visited in March 2017. Obviously everyone concerned was delighted with our overall judgement of ‘Good’ as it was the culmination of lots of effort, hard work and change and provided a renewed sense of success on which to build moving forward. To further consolidate this, Temple Moor achieved its best ever GCSE and A Level results this summer. Again, these successes can be attributed to the sheer dedication of all stakeholders who support and contribute to making Temple Moor a vibrant learning environment, with hard working students who are focused, engaged and enthusiastic.
The introduction of the five ‘Qualities’ across school has proved to be an effective strategy encouraging students to focus on the key competencies required to be successful learners in school and further education. By embedding these in daily classroom practice, the students will be able to utilise these transferrable skills as they enter the wider world of work.
Also, I’m sure you will agree that our smart new rebrand has vastly improved the Temple Moor image. The students look extremely smart in their new uniforms and the school itself is beginning to look like a modern, professional and forward thinking environment where the students feel empowered and eager to learn.
Therefore, it is with great confidence that I firmly believe that Temple Moor is in a very strong position as we move towards our conversion to Academy status when we join the Red Kite Learning Trust on the 1 November 2018. Obviously we are realistic in that Temple Moor will experience some changes but we intend to embrace these positively and we look forward to sharing ideas and best practice across our newly formed partnerships in order to raise standards and the quality of education for our students.
Chair of Governors
How our Governors are appointed:
Parent Governors are elected by the parents of pupils in school
Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Board
Staff Governors are elected by the staff of the school
The Principal holds an ex-officio position
Associate Members are appointed by the Governing Board
How to Contact Governors:
Please use the email address – Governors@tmhs.co.uk
Governor Attendance for 2017/18 (including resignations)
Schedule of Meetings 2018-19