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Message from Chair of Governors


At Paddle, the Governors, staff and parents work closely to ensure that each child attains their maximum potential in terms of social, emotional, as well as academic development. Furthermore, we see all children as individuals with different interests and capabilities; the recognition of this is found in the rich curriculum and varied activities within the school. It is in this way that we ensure that those important first years in Nursery and Primary schooling form the foundation stone for education in the future.


Whilst we strive to maintain the highest standards within the school, the Governors are committed to continually improving all aspects of school life. Through an open and consultative approach, listening to the broad range of views, we hope to keep up our proud track record of success. In the last few years we have achieved superb SATS results, attracted funds to enable us to extend the hall, kitchen and staff room, enhancing further what we offer the children.


Our outstanding and consistent performance was again recognised by Ofsted when Inspectors visited in November 2008. To be graded as outstanding in all areas is something we are very proud of as very few schools throughout the country have achieved this. Finally, I hope that your time with the school is very happy indeed and I look forward to your close involvement with the Paddle 'community', ensuring the very best for our children.


Ann-Marie Steel, Chair of Governors



Foundation Governor Vacancies

The Carlisle Diocesan Board of Education are seeking to appoint a number of Foundation Governors to join our outstanding school governing body.  This is a for a four year term of office and would include attendance at six meeting of the full board of governors each year, along with attendance at a minimum of six sub-committee meetings each year.  In addition to this there would be an expectation to make a contribution towards project groups and working parties to support the school’s leadership team in the efficient running of the academy.


Foundation Governors are required by law to preserve and develop the religious character of the school, and have the wisdom and common sense to fulfil the role.  You should have Christian faith and preferably regular contact with a church, experience of school or work with young people would be helpful.  In particular we are specifically looking for candidates who have skills in marketing and public relations, the law, buildings and health & safety or in the education sector.


Training will be provided by the diocese and the local authority.


If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Governor on the Governing Body of Eaglesfield Paddle CE Primary Academy please express your interest in the first case by email to Mrs Ann-Marie Steel, Chair of Governors, at