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Welcome from the Chair of The Local Governing Body

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Local Governing Body, to welcome you to New Horizons Seaside Primary, founding school of the New Horizons Academy Trust. We are delighted that all pupils are able to return to school at the start of this new academic year. Staff have worked incredibly hard to establish a safe working environment that adheres to Government Guidelines, one in which children can feel secure and their parents and carers can have confidence. You can find detailed information on our website.


As a body of 12 Local Governors, it is our responsibility to ensure that the teaching and learning at Seaside continues to be “Outstanding”, the judgment of the Ofsted inspection, in July 2015. We have a wide range of experience and expertise, but, collectively, we aim to provide the best opportunities for all of our children, embraced in our motto “Everybody Matters, Everybody Succeeds”.


Remit of the Local Governing Body


The role of the Local Governors is to oversee the management of the school.  The members of the Local Governing Body are drawn from parents and the wider community.  The skills and expertise of the individuals are used to the full in their roles within the Local Governing Body. The LGB is scheduled to meet once each half term, though with the current Covid-19 restrictions in place, formal meetings may occur less frequently and be conducted via Zoom.


We pride ourselves in how well we know our school, we like to involve ourselves in Seaside life and, in more certain times, you might see Local Governors in classrooms; talking with children; meeting with staff; or helping on school trips.  This involvement enriches our understanding and helps us make the decisions we need to make to support the school in its mission to be the best it can be.


We are gratified that Seaside children develop into happy and confident individuals; with lively and enquiring minds; having a secure and developing understanding of the world they live in.


We recognise the challenge that this new school year presents. The dedicated staff at Seaside are well-prepared for that challenge and Governors will be diligent in supporting them. Ways of working may look rather different just now but our commitment to the children in our care remains as ever it was. New Horizons Seaside is open for business!


Sue Main

Chair of The Local Governing Body