I would like to welcome you to the website of Farney Close School.
As the Chair of Governors, I feel privileged to lead – alongside the Vice-Chair – a dedicated board of governors and directors who bring valuable opinions and expertise in business, education, adolescent counselling, care and safeguarding. Together we oversee the school’s development strategy, aims, objectives and goals following governance, legal and regulatory requirements.
We are all excited to work closely with Sara Hack, the school’s Principal, and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) members to drive the school forward during these exciting – and sometimes challenging – times.
As the Chair of Governors, it is important to me that the Board – myself included – are not only holding the SLT and employees of the school to account but also supporting them to ensure that our provision offers a quality service. As part of this process, we all make regular visits to the school, monitoring our designated areas of responsibility and taking time to speak with staff members, children, and young people to gather their views.
The school is currently facing several challenges, including major repairs being undertaken on the main building and extensive tree felling and fencing replacement. However, there are also many exciting developments, such as refurbishing the therapy suite and cookery classroom and installing new outdoor play equipment.
All of the excellent work that happens at Farney Close School would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of all the people who work at the school. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your work and the positive impact you have on the lives of the children and young people that attend our school.
I would also like to thank the parents and carers of our pupils for their support and let you know that if you ever need to make contact, we are all here for you. Finally, I would like to thank the children and young people because without pupils there is no school and without your co-operation, we cannot help you to succeed.
If you would like to contact me, please get in touch via the school.