E-newsletter 175

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Grendon Newsletter


E-newsletter #175 Friday 19th January 20244




Hello Visitor,

Parent Governor Election

We are in the exciting position of recruiting a parent to join the governing body. 

The role of school governor can be very rewarding and with the team currently in place there is plenty of support available. Meetings, although professional and run according to regulations, are enjoyable and enlightening and held in a welcoming environment. The governing body is involved in a wide range of matters and meets together six times a year to consider all manner of things from curriculum development and school finances to resources and building maintenance. Prospective candidates should take comfort in knowing that the role of parent governor is not about becoming the appointed spokesperson for the entire parent body. The strategic role does, however, assist greatly in building strong relationships between the school and our local community. 

The successful candidate must commit to attending a half termly governing body meeting. As well as taking the time to become familiar with the relevant school documentation and attend governor training, governors will ideally have the capacity to come into school occasionally. 

The best way to find out more about the role and what it might mean for you is to ask a current governor (current members listed here), the Head Teacher or Clerk to Governors. If there is more than one applicant there has to be a ballot of the parents to make the selection and details of this process are outlined below. 

Election Timetable


Friday 19th January 2024           Nomination Form circulated to parents
Friday 2nd February 2024 Completed Nomination Forms returned to school
Tuesday 6th February 2024 Ballot papers & Pen Portaits sent out for voting
Tuesday 20th February 2024 Counting of ballot papers



At an appropriate point during the election timetable, the Chair of Governors may contact candidates for an informal conversation about the parent governor role.

After the counting of ballot papers, the result will be communicated to stakeholders.

Nomination Form

All prospective candidates should use the nomination form found here. The form is a word document so that candidates can type into the table and this from should be completed and emailed to  by the date indicated in the timetable above. 

More Information

For more information, please refer to the Local Authority's information site here.


FOGS hard work throughout the Autumn Term not only created some memorable moments for pupils but also raised a huge sum of money for school. Events from last term included movie nights, a school disco, a Christmas wreath workshop and the Christmas raffle. Last term alone, FOGS raised £1900 which is already being earmarked for another exciting project in school.

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Hot Chocolate Friday resumes today and further events are planned for this academic year. 

FOGS events

Term Dates 2024-25 Academic Year

Please find term dates for the 2024-25 on the school website or by clicking here

Piano Tuition

As you may already know, NMPAT currently provide individual peripatetic strings and woodwind tuition in school for those children who sign up to their service. 

The school is currently exploring the possibility of also offering piano tuition. This depends on the level of demand and also NMPAT's capacity to deliver lessons. 


Piano lessons would take place in school with a minimum sign up of one full-term (which equates to 11 lessons). The cost of one full term is approximately £85 and it is an expectation that participating children will have access to a keyboard or piano at home to practise. 

If you are interested in your child having piano lessons in school, please register your interest by emailing  

  Grendon Church Of England Primary School
Main Road
Tel: 01933 663208