Federation of Earlswood Schools

A Place to Learn Together


Welcome to the Federation of Earlswood Schools. We hope you and your child's time at the school is successful, enjoyable and enriching.


The Governing body of the Federation of Earlswood Schools works with the Senior Leadership Team to define the strategic direction for the school. This consists of a high-level plan covering several years and the most recent copy is at the bottom of this page. The areas of focus identified on the strategy overview are then detailed in the School Development Plan (SDP), which is a short-term plan of action. The governing body monitors the effectiveness of the school in implementing those priorities through visits to the school, reviews by external consultants and reports and other evidence provided at governing body meetings.


Governors are usually in school regularly throughout the year, however during these exceptional times we are utilising Teams to seek evidence of the impact of the work being undertaken and hearing from staff about their work and any concerns. The work of the school and its impact on the children really comes to life when we spend a day a year in school as a whole governing body. This year, we aim to do this in the summer term. On this day we see classes in action and meet with key individuals involved in delivering the SDP. The time in school is invaluable in witnessing the commitment of the school to continually improve whilst not forgetting the community feel. The wonderful behaviour of the children and their engagement in their learning are always a pleasure to see first-hand.


This last year has been extremely challenging for all of us, the children, parent and carers, teaching and support staff and the governing body. Despite the challenges of the past year and the months to come, this period of time has presented opportunities to reflect on where the Federation is going. Our plans for the schools are ambitious and we are looking forward to continuing and further building on the successes of the Federation.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the office at either school.


Deborah Dawson

Chair of Governors