Governing Body

July 14, 2017

Please find attached the Governors Annual Report from Mark Collins, our Chair of Governors.

Corrine O’Brien came into school this week to visit Year 3 as part of Governor Week. Gordon Rennoldson also came in to hear some of the children read.

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Governing Body

July 9, 2017

Mark Collins came into school this week for a summer progress review with our Herts Improvement Partner, Julie Kemp and Mrs Swinson.


Governing Body

June 30, 2017

As part of their Governor Week duties, Emma Morrow came in to visit Reception, Gordon Rennoldson visited Year 2 and Mark Collins visited Year 6. Gordon Rennoldson also came in to do guided reading with some of the children. Mark Collins also carried out a Health & Safety check. Sharon Mansour came in to school to carry out a safeguarding check.


Governing Body

June 23, 2017

It was Governors Week this week. Emma Hart came in to visit Year 1, Sara Sparrow visited Year 4 and Ruth Hammerson visited Year 5. Our other Governors will be visiting the rest of the classes throughout next week.

Gordon Rennoldson came into school to listen to some of the children read.


Governing Body

March 31, 2017

Ruth Hammerson, Corinne O’Brien and Sara Sparrow attended the Speech Awards on Monday.  Corinne O’Brien also spent time in the Year 3 classroom as part of her Governor week duties.


Zig Zag Road Lines outside School

March 31, 2017

You may have noticed that the zig zag lines outside of our school have faded over time and are in need of being repainted in order to have the desired effect of stopping dangerous and illegal parking in front of the school. The Governing Body would like to ask parents if they could spare a few minutes of their time to please send a quick email to Councillor David Williams at david.williams@hertfordshire.gov.uk with a polite request for this to be actioned. Thank you for in advance for your help.

Update 21/04/2017: Thank you to our Governing Body and to all parents and carers who contacted Hertfordshire County Council about the need for the zig zag lines to be repainted outside of our school.  We are pleased to let you know that it seems to have had the desired affect.  We have received the following email from Councillor David Williams:

Further to our recent exchanges, I have received confirmation from St Albans District Council that they have added this location to their next order.

However, to manage expectations, I’ve been advised that their next order will be placed in May – works are grouped together to ensure value for money with the contractor. The lines are normally then laid between 46 weeks after the order is confirmed.

All somewhat frustrating as I’m sure you would wish to have the lines in place for the start of next term.

Kind regards
David Williams
Hertfordshire County Councillor for Harpenden North East
Deputy Leader of the Council / Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Education and Skills / Mobile 07733225464


Governing Body

March 24, 2017

Gordon Rennoldson came in this week to take part in the Sikh Langar held in our Year 4 classroom. Langar is the term used in the Sikh religion for the common kitchen/canteen where food is served in a Gurdwara to all the visitors, without distinction of faith, religion or background.

Gordon also came in to hear some of the children read.