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

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