A message from the Chair


Dear Parents, Carers, Staff, Pupils and Friends of Danecourt School,

As Chair of the Local Advisory Committee, I would firstly like to wish you all a Happy New Year!


We follow on from a very successful 2019 when the school was rated as “Good” by Ofsted with EYFS, personal development, behaviour and welfare being judged as “Outstanding”.


The Committee is pleased to see the Head of School and her dedicated team continue to develop their curriculum centred around the priorities of Communication, Collaboration and Community. Where every child receives a tailored “Track” (Engage, Explore, Enquire) to meet their unique needs, echoing the School’s values and ethos.


The Committee looks forward to hearing and seeing more of the children’s experiences as they work through the Trust Promise booklets. I am sure you will agree these experiences will enable to children to make some very exciting memories during their time at Danecourt School.


The role of the Local Advisory Committee is a strategic one, we ensure that the schools’ leadership team is held to account for educational outcomes and safeguarding for all children at Danecourt School. We have four formal meetings per academic year and also meet with the Board of Trustees at their Educational Standards and Performance Committee meetings. Committee members regularly visit the school to look at the children’s learning, talk to parents and staff. We are a committed team that includes parents, staff and the wider community. We have a range of professional backgrounds including safeguarding and education. All Committee Members are volunteers.


We look forward to working together with the Head of School, staff, pupils and their parents to ensure the best outcomes for all children at Danecourt School.


Yours faithfully,


Penny Giles-McLoughlin

Chair of Danecourt’s Local Advisory Committee

Minutes of the Local Governing Board’s meetings can be viewed upon request at the school office, or by email request to the Clerk to the Board of Trustees.


For any urgent information please contact the Clerk to the Board of Trustees, Mrs Rachelle Stevens, by emailing Rachelle.Stevens@barnsoleprimarytrust.org