BOARDtalk

The ISP Schools Association Board of Governors would like to offer a very warm welcome to all families and staff members new to our community.

BOARDtalk is the chief means of communication between the Governors and the school community on matters of general interest concerning the governance of the school. It is published three times a year and is intended to supplement the Uplands Parent-Governor Forum which is held periodically.

Goverance

Message from the Chairman to all Parents, Students and Staff

Postponement of Parent-Governor Forum

In the Spring Term edition of BOARDtalk we announced that the next Uplands Parent-Governor Forum would be held on 9th April.

As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious disruption to our daily lives and those with responsibility for community leadership are facing challenges unprecedented in many a year. However, the paramount duty – to safeguard the health of all, be they students, staff, parents and the public at large – is indisputable.

Bearing this in mind, the Governors have reluctantly decided to postpone the planned Parent-Governor Forum to a later date – to be advised when the situation becomes more lucid.

In the meantime, we must all carry on as best we can and look forward to a return to normalcy in the not too distant future.

Pat Baskett,
Chairman

BOARDtalk Spring Term 2020

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

Message from the Chairman to all Parents, Students and Staff

As we are settling into the New Year (whether international or lunar!) it seems a good time to bring you up to date on what your Board has been doing to ensure that we will have a new Principal to take over from Giles in July.

When Giles announced his decision not to renew his contract last October, the I.S.P. initiated a series of measures to advertise the vacancy in a targeted manner directed towards a selected group of potential candidates. We also placed an announcement in chosen media to broaden the coverage and seek a benchmark for the pool of contenders. Internal applicants were also encouraged.

By the time the deadline was reached on 31st December last year, we had received over 20 responses and following a series of interviews with qualified candidates, the Trustees have shortlisted two for final selection.

As has become our established practice, we are inviting the finalists for face-to-face meetings with representatives of the various stakeholders, including UPTA, at the school over a period of two days. This is scheduled for Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th February and more details will be announced nearer the time.
With kind regards.

Pat Baskett,
Chairman

Message from the Chairman to all Parents, Students and Staff

As Uplands breaks up for the winter recess, may I on behalf of the Board of Governors and myself wish those of you who celebrate Christmas a very happy and joyful holiday and for all and everyone, the best of health and good fortune for 2020.

Pat Baskett,
Chairman

BOARDtalk Autumn Term 2019

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk Summer Term 2019

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk Spring Term 2019

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk August 2018

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk January 2018

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk June 2017

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Message from the Chairman of the Board

BOARDtalk August 2017

Click on the link below to view the BOARDTalk August 2017 (Updated 5-Sept-2017).
BOARDTalk August 2017

Updated on 12 December 2019