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Please read our Ofsted Parents Letter and the Arbour Vale School Ofsted Report January 2023 following our recent inspection

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Governors’ Information

Under the terms of the Education & Skills Funding Agency’s Academy Trust Handbook, we are required to publish information about the local governing body and attendance of the governors from the meetings held on behalf of the Academy Trust.

John Wise (Chair) 

Term of office: 10.12.2021- 09.12.2024 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at October 2022:

  • Nil

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Josie Jones (Vice-Chair)

Term of office: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at October 2022:

  • Nil.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Neil Sykes (Principal, Ex-officio)

Term of office: 14.12.2019 onwards.
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2022:

  • Director, The Conference Shop Ltd
  • Principal, Arbour Vale School.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Prav Bassi (Staff Governor)

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at December 2022:

  • Teacher, Arbour Vale School
  • Son attends Arbour Vale School

Present at 1/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Matthew Downey (Staff Governor) 

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at January 2023:

  • Referee and Official Match Observer, Football Association.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-2022

Motomori Labode (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3 year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at November 2022;

  • Daughter is an employee at Arbour Vale School.

Present at 3/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Zynab Al-Bahrani (Parent Governor)

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at January 2023:

  • Nil.

Present at 0/1 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Governors who have stepped down in the last 12 months:

Imran Khan (Governor)

Term of office: 25.03.2022 to 24.03.2025 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments:

  • Nil

Present at 1/1 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

David Winkler (Governor)

Term of office: 03.07.2020 to 02.07.2023 (3-year term)
Appointed by: Trust
Declaration of Interests / other relevant appointments as at June 2020:

  • Trustee, Orchard Hill College Academy Trust
  • Director, DOCS UK Ltd.

Present at 2/3 LGB meetings in 2021-22.

Latest News

Sensory Circuit Workshop

On Wednesday 18th January 2023, Arbour Vale Staff hosted a Sensory Circuit workshop for parents led by the Occupational Therapists. Parents had the opportunity to come in and experience a practical session of activities used in sensory circuits to give …

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Christmas Jumper Day

We have been getting into the Christmas spirit at Arbour Vale School this week by wearing our festive jumpers for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. We also enjoyed our Christmas dinners and it has been lovely to celebrate with …

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Parents learn Seesaw

On Monday 14th November 2022, Arbour Vale School hosted a Seesaw workshop for parents and carers. Seesaw is the platform that we use to set home learning for our pupils. This was an interactive session where parents and carers were …

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Seesaw Training Session

Our ICT leader, James Akerman will be running a Seesaw training session for parents and carers on Monday 14th November 9.30 – 10.30am. Seesaw is the platform we use at Arbour Vale School to enable pupils to access remote learning. …

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