St Francis CofE Primary School

News & Special Events


Dear Parents

The Swindon LA is involved in a SEND Area Inspection next week. Please see the letter below as to how you can contribute your views.

Click here to read the letter 




Governor News


The Governors at St Francis have three core responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school are clearly defined;
  • Holding the Head Teacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.


Thank you to everyone who participated in our survey at parents’ evening. We were pleased that the results were, overall, very positive and it was great to see that there is a strong view that St Francis provides a supportive learning environment, a broad and engaging curriculum and a friendly welcome! Whilst many of you feel that communications between the school and parents have improved over the last year, it is still an area of focus and the school will continue to work hard to make communications timely and effective.


Governors have recently been reviewing and updating the school’s mission and vision statements to ensure these remain relevant – they can be found on the school website, under ‘School Information’. We have approved work to create a sensory space in school, which is something we have wanted for some time but for which we have now been able to obtain funds. We have discussed the new School Development Plan at our main governors’ meeting, and are meeting individually with staff responsible for each key subject area to support and challenge them in their plans to further improve outcomes for pupils. We have also continued with our annual programme of policy reviews, recently reviewing the Teachers’ Pay Policy, Behaviour for Learning Policy, SEND Policy and Safeguarding Policy, amongst others.


If you would like to speak to a Governor at any time, our names are listed on the Governors’ page on the school website and we would be happy to speak to you – many of us are also parents, so you can often catch us before or after school. Alternatively, our Clerk, Heather Large, can be contacted at and can arrange for one of us to contact you.



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  St Francis C of E School

Parent Teacher Association – F.A.I.T.H St Francis PTA

Registered Charity No. 1142829

Dear Parents                                                                                                         Date:      18th October 2018 

PTA Annual General Meeting (AGM)  

I hereby give notice of the AGM of the St Francis C of E School, to be held on Wednesday 14th November 2018. The evening will commence at 7.30pm with the PTA Annual General Meeting, 

The PTA plays a vital part in the school community and all parents, as members of the PTA, are invited to support the AGM.  This is your chance to hear and see how the funds you have helped to raise have been used for the benefit of the children/students at our school.

The AGM is also an opportunity for you to elect the PTA Committee, to represent the association throughout the forthcoming academic year.  Nominations should be sent in advance of the AGM, for existing committee members willing to stand for re-election and for anyone wishing to stand as an Officer or Ordinary Committee Member, for the first time. 

If you would like any further information about what is involved in being a Committee Member, please speak to Natasha Murphy Chair of the PTA. 

Our PTA is a registered charity, all committee members automatically become Trustees of the Charity. 

Please return the slips below as soon as possible, or by Monday 5th November 2018 at the latest.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 14th November 2018. 


Natasha Murphy
Chair, F.A.I.T.H
St. Francis PTA


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