New school uniform

Hi all,

I’ve just received information from Tesco that August 10th is the last day to order school uniform so that it’s delivered in time for the new term in September.

Here is the link just in case you need it,3,embschoolwear,Nottinghamshire

Any further questions, please ask

Many thanks

Annette Phillipson

Vice-Chair/Parent Governor at Haggonfields Primary School


Full Governors Meeting 14th May 2014

The Summer Term meeting of the full governing body was held on May 14th 2014 in school. Our two new parent governors were welcomed to their first governors meeting. The governors had an opportunity to extensively question the head teacher on his report.  Amongst other things pupil performance, the impact of pupil turnover and how the school pupil premium money is calculated and allocated were discussed. The improvement in school attendance was noted and the need to continue initiatives in school to make sure that the improvement in attendance and punctuality remain consistent.

Arrangements were made for the head teacher’s appraisal in the coming academic year, and dates set for curriculum link governors to visit school to observe that the schools teaching and learning policies are taking place. Advice on how to ensure that the school implements and reviews legally required policies was accepted and will be used in future committee meetings.

Governors reported on their school visits and training and future training needs were considered and checked that school budget was on course. The work load on the school in implementing a policy that reflects the changes needed to implement the new regulations for pupils with special needs and disabilities was considered.

The chair thanked the governors for the full participation in what proved to be a fruitful meeting.

Once approved the minutes from this meeting will be available in the school entrance.

Many thanks

Ted Elgy

Chair of governors at Haggonfields School

Welcome to our new Parent Governors

On behalf of the whole governing body at Haggonfields Primary School, We would like to take the opportunity to welcome our new parent governors to the team.

Both Stacey Elliott and Joanne Barber are a welcome addition and we all look forward to working with them to ensure the continued improvement of the school.

We all hope that they find their role fulfilling and enjoyable.

Our next governors meeting, is on Wednesday 14th May for the Summer Term Full Governors meeting at 6.30pm.

Many thanks

Annette Phillipson (Vice-chair & Parent Governor)


Spring Term Meeting

There was a governors meeting on February 5th held at the school. These meetings are important as the governors are responsible for holding the Head teacher to account for educational performance of the school, ensuring that the school gives value for money and helping to shape the ethos and vision of the school. Progress of the pupils is good, nevertheless, questions were asked about the how initiatives such as assertive mentoring are making an impact in the school. The drive for good pupil progress will continue.

School attendance and behaviour is improving and it was noted that the reception pupils (F2’s) had an excellent attendance and punctuality record in the Autumn Term.

Finally, if you are interested in becoming part of our governing body team, we have 2 vacancies for parent members. Nomination papers will be arriving through your door soon. If you would like to know more about being a governor, ask at the school and you will be put in touch with myself or an existing school governor who you know, who will be happy to talk to you about what is involved. It is a really rewarding job.

Many thanks for reading

Ted Elgy on behalf of the whole governing body at Haggonfields School

25% off Tesco School Uniform

There is 25% off our school uniform at Tesco’s until Midnight on Monday 2nd December – Discount is applied automatically at checkout.

Please follow this link should you wish to order,3,embschoolwear,Nottinghamshire


Many thanks

Annette Phillipson (Parent Governor)

Christmas Cards, Tags and Mugs

Christmas cards that your children have designed are now ready to order. Order forms and samples were sent home from school yesterday in your child’s book bag.

Christmas cards are in packs of 12 for £5.00

Christmas tags are in packs of 9 for £1.75

Christmas mugs are also available for £6.00 each

For every one sold it raises additional money for the school that will be spent of further improving the new library, We would like to raise enough funds to purchase a globe and some framed artwork.

Should you require any further information please contact me.

Many thanks for reading and ordering

Annette Phillipson

Parent Governor at Haggonfields Primary School

Autumn Term Governors Meeting

Last night the governors of Haggonfields Primary school met for the autumn term meeting. As usual there was a lot on the agenda to discuss. The governing body supports and challenges the headteacher to ensure best practice and that Haggonfields is operating within the law. We also bring ideas to the table to ultimately give our children the best education that they deserve.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank one of our Parent governors and wish her good luck in her future; Diane Cameron has been a governor at Haggonfields for over 9 years and has made the decision to resign. There will in due course be an election for a new parent governor.

The progress of all year groups in Reading, Writing and Maths was discussed and questioned, In most areas we are seeing good progress and we look forward to seeing the impact from the hard work this term. School Governor’s visit school for a variety of reasons, including curriculum links to monitor lesson plans and books and to ensure that policy’s are up to date. It’s always nice to see Children’s work and how they are making progress through their books.

The new Attendance Policy is having a great effect on the overall attendance of the school; I wonder who will win this week’s Attendance Cup?

Internet safety of our pupils is high priority and all teachers are constantly reminding pupils of the importance to keep safe whilst online.

The children have been busy designing Christmas cards this week, these are being sent off today and will be available for ordering soon.

Should you have any questions please see any of the school governors.

Many thanks for reading

Annette Phillipson

Parent Governor at Haggonfields Primary School



Summer Fair Raffle

Raffle tickets are now available to purchase from the school office, They are priced at 50p a ticket or £2.50 a strip.

Today a letter has been sent home to each family with 3 strips of raffle tickets for you to see to family and friends.

The prizes so far are as follows:-

  • The Deep – A family ticket for 4
  • Cannon Hall Farm – A family ticket for 4
  • Matlock Farm Park – A family ticket for 4
  • Heart to Heart – Photo shoot including a 8″ x 6″ print
  • Worksop Golf Course – A midweek £15 lunch voucher
  • Rhodesia Post Office – Tin of biscuits
  • The Lock Keeper pub – £20 food voucher
  • Papa’s Fish & Chips – A meal for two
  • Diggerland – One free voucher
  • Bellissima – Cut and blow dry
  • Dominos Pizza – Pizza vouchers
  • Clumber Park – 2 free cycle Hire vouchers

Tickets will also be available to purchase at Sports day.

The draw will take place on July 10th at the summer fair.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs. A. Phillipson – Parent Governor