Hi! I’m Jane Jones and I am in my 4th year as Chair of Governors at Park Hill School. I am a secondary school teacher of German at Blue Coat School Coventry and I feel very fortunate to have had 3 children at Park Hill. Teaching part-time gives me the time and flexibility to give to Park Hill.
The role of the Governing Body is to support the school and the wider school community. This includes Head Teacher, teachers, support staff, children and parents. We challenge the thinking behind policies and new ideas and provide robust scrutiny for finance and safeguarding. We frequently visit the school to monitor different aspects of the curriculum and the School Improvement Plan. All governors are voluntary and, whilst some governors are elected to represent parents and school staff, others are recruited for the range of different experience and skills they can bring to the school.
I am passionate about education and firmly believe that schools should be inclusive and non-selective. Every child should feel nurtured, supported and inspired to be everything they can be physically, emotionally, socially and academically. If our children do not feel healthy, happy and safe they will not learn. Our staff here are amazing and our pupils truly are shiny, happy little people!
I am enormously proud of some of the changes and improvements that have taken place over the last couple of years. To mentions just a few: our new phonics teaching initiative, our drive to get over half of our pupils involved in extra- curricular sport, the creative approach to teaching which sees our pupils out of the seats and learning through experience and our SEN and Pastoral support team which ensures that all our children are given an equal chance to thrive and achieve.
Primary education is the bedrock for lifelong learning. To be part of this is my privilege and great responsibility. It is imperative we get it right. Our pupils are influenced by every individual they encounter during their Park Hill school day, from the parents on the playground to the staff in our after school club. Every individual in our school community will be nurtured, supported, respected, enthused, motivated and challenged to ensure that Park Hill is a happy school. We want everyone here not merely to learn, but to thrive – with some passion and with some style! Welcome to Park Hill!