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

Summer Term Full Governors meeting

On behalf of the whole Governing body I would like to welcome Traci Ogley as Haggonfields new Parent Governor – We are looking forward to working with her.

The whole Governing Body met on Wednesday night for our regular Full Governors meeting. It was informative and it’s very exciting to hear all the achievements and news. The new style head teacher reports that were given enable the governors to challenge the school to further raise attainment and increase accountability.

It was really good to see evidence that the new attendance policy is having the desired effect. Everyone is working hard to ensure that the policy is adhered to and the new attendance cup (including the sweets!) is proving a big hit for the children.

It was also mentioned that the new behaviour policy is decreasing the number of incidents. Behaviour at both dinner time and during the day is improving.

The introduction of both school dinners and packed lunches being eaten in the school hall has been successful. We are looking forward to re-vamping the dining room into a very much needed library space.

The following INSET days were approved:

Wednesday 4th September 2013

Friday 18th October 2013

Also next week is half term and we have an INSET day on Monday 3rd June and return to school on the 4th June.

In the next half term we are looking forward to Sports Day, Class 1’s trip to Chatsworth farm, Y6 SAT results and the summer fair.

Should anyone have any questions please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Governing body team

Many thanks

Annette Phillipson

Parent Governor at Haggonfields School

Merry Christmas to you all

I would like to look back on just a few of the achievements since September – new teachers, new books, fantastic trips, great student teachers, new initiatives, School Tea-towel, HUGE Christmas tree, Santa, Christmas Fair and Christmas raffle to name just a small few.

None of which is possible without the great team of people at Haggonfields that make it happen every day, from Mr Huxley, Mrs Ward, all the teachers and teaching assistants, cooks and dinner ladies, Mr Keogh and volunteers, governors and all of the children – Thank you!

I think it is amazing that we raised £756 at the recent fair and would like to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support, once decided we will let you know what this is to be spent on.

On behalf of the whole governing body I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

We look forward to starting 2013 on January 7th and all the exciting things that are planned for the next term.

Annette Phillipson (Parent Governor)

Christmas Raffle

As of now we have sold 287 raffle tickets.

This means that we have raised £143.50 in additional funds for the school which is fantastic.

There are 23 great prizes ready to be won.

Keep selling your tickets to family and friends, if you require more tickets please see Hazel in the school office.

The drawer will take place on Thursday 20th December at the school fayre.

Many thanks

Annette Phillipson (Parent Governor)

Christmas Raffle

The raffle tickets are already selling fast.

Yesterday all children brought home some raffle tickets in their book bags, to sell to family and friends and a letter with further information on about the raffle.

The prizes have all arrived and we have just over 20, including:-

Matlock Farm Park– Family voucher

Beautique – File & polish voucher

ClumberPark– family cycle hire

Lockkeeper – £15 meal voucher

B&Q – Screwdriver

Sugar & Silk – Iced Christmas Cake

Half Moon – 2 free meals from the ‘2 for’ range

The tickets are available to buy from the school office and will also be available at the Christmas fayre on Dec 20th.

The draw will take place on Dec 20th at the Christmas fayre in School.

Should you have any questions please see Hazel or myself.

Many thanks

Annette Phillipson (Parent Governor)

School Fundraising

I am really pleased to be able to tell you all that the recent Tea-towels and Christmas card fundraising at our School has made a total amount of:


This money is going to be used to help buy a new camcorder for the school.

I would like to thank everyone for helping to raise this money it really is such a big help to School funds where so many cuts are being made.

The Christmas Cards, Tags & Mugs have been ordered and should be delivered within 14 days.

Many thanks

Mrs. Phillipson (Parent Governor)

Christmas Cards

The Christmas cards that your child has designed and we have had professionally printed are in your child’s book bag today. These are available to purchase and are priced as followed:

Christmas cards (pack 12) £5.00 each

Tags (pack 9) £1.75 each

Mug (pack 1) £6.00 each

“Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year” will be printed inside each Christmas card.

Please can you fill in the order forms and return with the payment to the school office by Thursday 15th November. Please make cheques payable to Haggonfields Primary School. Each purchase will help to raise additional funds for the school.

Many Thanks

Annette Phillipson (Parent Governor)