My name is Marie Stout and I am the Chair of Governors. I have Daniel and Samuel at the school. I sit on the Pupil Support and Pay sub-committees and have been Chair since 2015. I am also the Safeguarding Governor. Over the last three years, I have particularly enjoyed being part of the team that recruits and supports members of staff, and now focuses on policies for pupil support. We have a fantastic staff team at our school and watching them and the children producing fantastic results year after year is very satisfying. I am also lucky enough to make frequent visits to school and spend time with the pupils. They never fail to surprise me with their marvellous manners and intelligent observations, whatever the task in hand! I am looking forward to at least the next year in my role, during this period of change as we work with the other schools in our Trust and develop the Noctua project. As Governors, we will continue to support and challenge wherever we feel our input is useful.