Welcome to Vallis First School

Welcome to our website and the Governors’ page

Thanks for showing an interest in our school and for taking the time to look through our website. 

We have a small and committed Governing Body, made up of a mixture of staff, parents (past and present) and members of the local community. As a Governing Body, we are very proud of the learning environment that Nick and his team provides to all of our pupils. This is enhanced by the unique atmosphere the historic building and surrounding conservation area brings to our school environment.

As a parent, both of my children have benefitted from the support and encouragement provided by the team during their years at Vallis and this continues to give them confidence in their educational journey and beyond.

Although being a Governor can be seen as being a bit daunting, it is hugely rewarding. If you would like to find out more about the role, have a look at the Becoming a Governor tab, or please get in touch via the School Office to talk in more detail.

James Loughlin
Chair of Governors

Governors’ Diversity Statement

As a school we recognise that a diversity of thought, voices and perspectives is essential to good governance and the effective running of any organisation. We regularly collect diversity information from our governors and, depending on current data, can use this to: 

  • target recruitment to address gaps in experience and diversity
  • develop and adapt board practices to ensure full participation
  • prioritise training and awareness-raising in identified areas
  • address potential ‘blind spots’ through seeking wider advice and perspectives on current and upcoming opportunities, challenges and risks

However, we are unable to publish this information as it would mean that individual members of our governing body are identifiable.” 

Vallis First School

If you would like to learn more about the school please get in contact. We would love to hear from you!


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