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St Begh's Catholic Junior School

Chair's Message

Half Term Message from the Chair of Governors – October 2019

Dear Pupils, Parents, Staff and Governors,

It seems no time since the children returned from their Summer break and here we are at half term.

I trust all children have settled into their new year groups. In particular a warm welcome to the children of Year 3 who have commenced a new chapter in their academic journey. I also welcome their parents and grandparents to the family of St. Begh’s.

Having completed seven years as Chair of Governors and 23 years in voluntary work within education I have informed the Governing Body and the Diocese of Lancaster of my intention to step down as Chair of Governors. This decision has not been taken lightly and is primarily part of my wider family plans for the future.

I am delighted to be able to inform you that Miss Lois Anderson (Foundation Governor and Chair of the Safeguarding Committee) has come forward to take up, on an interim basis until a permanent successor is found, the Chair of Governor’s role. Lois is very capable and full of positive ideas going forward. The handover process has commenced with Lois and the Headteacher. I am still continuing to remain a Foundation Governor to provide the ongoing support to Lois and the School.

I have enjoyed immensely my time in the role, including the challenges, and more importantly the success in leading the Governing Body to support St. Begh’s to become a Good School once again. There is always much work remaining and I am sure you will support Lois in leading the Governing Body and embarking on this important role.          

Finally, on behalf of the Governing Body, may I sincerely thank all staff and parents for their work and the ongoing support as the School continues to successfully flourish.

With every good wish,

Rev. Deacon Stephen Scott

Retiring Chair of Governors 


Autumn Message, September 2018

Christmas Message, December 2018