Welcome from the Chair of Governors

Chair of Interim Executive Board Welcome: Forest Moor School


My name is Janet Bates, and I am the Chair of the Interim Executive Board of Forest Moor School.  On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors I would like to welcome you to our school’s website.

I have been a school governor for a number of years and have worked in education for nearly forty years as a teacher, senior leader and local authority adviser.  Over the years I have seen many changes in schools, teaching and the curriculum.  However, one thing remains constant at the heart of education – the necessity to nurture the whole child, supporting emotional as well as learning needs and preparing them for life as an adult in a rapidly changing world.

The staff and governors at Forest Moor School have a commitment to providing the best all round education for the pupils in our care.  As an Interim Executive Board we support and challenge the school’s leadership team and hold them to account, in the best interests of the pupils and the staff.

We are proud of our school and its pupils, and the ways in which they are supported by a very dedicated staff team to realise their potential.  The Interim Executive Board is involved with the school at every level.  This includes safeguarding, finance, premises management and staff appointments, as well as ensuring the best educational provision.  As governors we consider our most important priority to be the safety, welfare and happiness of our pupils.