In my capacity as a governor of the Infant School in Tenterden, I today paid a monitoring visit to the school
It is always a delight visiting the school: all the children are well-behaved, happy and hard-working, and they really seem to thrive in the school's positive atmosphere; It makes me quite proud to be a small part of that success
My visit focused on the "drop-off club" in the mornings - which allows parents to drop off their children for supervised play before school normally starts, so that the parents can get off to work or whatever - and the role of the newly-appointed Family Liaison Officer. Both are aspects of the "Extended Schools" initiative, which tries to get schools more closely involved in their local communities.
On the basis of my visit today, both the drop-off club and the FLO are valued by parents, and (certainly in the case of the drop-off club) by the children who took part as well.
Yet more evidence, if needed, that the school is very successful