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It’s official – Ofsted have rated Harmans Water Primary as a Good school!
What’s more, some of our practice has been judged as outstanding!

“There is an ethos that shines through.”
“Classrooms are calm and purposeful places”
“Leaders have designed an exciting curriculum”
Ofsted June 2021

Read the full report here

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GOVERNOR TRAINING AND MEETINGS

May 2021 - Since we last wrote, the school has fully opened again after lockdown, broken up for the Easte holidays, and opened again for the summer term.

It has been very impressive how everyone in school has coped with this strange way we need to do things at present, not least in dealing with the testing requirements. The national vaccination rollout is providing the hope that things will be less restricted soon, and we can all get back to a more normal life, when events and visits can also take place. Hopefully, the weather will warm up!

Governing board meetings continue to be virtual, and all aspects of how the school operates are reported on and discussed along with our decision making. School policies are reviewed and, where necessary, updated.

Governors are able to take training sessions, and these continue - these are virtual at present, and are provided by Bracknell Forest Council's governor services team. Recent courses have included governor induction, and safeguarding and equalities training, to ensure we are up to date with current legal requirements.

 

WELCOME TO NEW GOVERNORS AND COVID-19 RESPONSE

January 2021 - The Governing Body welcomes Councillor Chris Turrell as a Local Authority Governor, Reverend Anthea Wickens and Hannah Major as co-opted governors. Stacey Davies has also been re-elected as a co-opted governor.

Regular Governor meetings continue to take place remotely during the current Covid restrictions with their focus on enabling all pupils to continue their education while staying safe. 

Governors reviewed and approved risk assessments drawn up by the head teacher for children of key workers who continue to attend school in-person, and they regularly review pupil progress for those who study remotely from home. Governors also work to support the well-being of all staff during this very challenging time

 GOVERNING BODY ANNUAL ELECTIONS

16th July 2019

The Governing Body completed the annual election processes at this evening’s meeting, and can confirm that Andrew Taylor was re-elected as Chair of Governors and Stacey Davies was re-elected as Vice-Chair of Governors. In addition, Andrew Taylor was elected Child Protection Governor Governor, the Pay Panel members were confirmed as Ed Sant’Anna (chair), Mandy Hughes and Mark Pereira. The Head Teacher’s Performance Management Panel members were confirmed as Stacey Davies (chair) Ed Sant’Anna and Donna Sidebotham.

 

GOVERNING BODY WELCOMES TWO NEW GOVERNORS

16th July 2019

The Governing Body welcomes Amanda Hughes as a Co-opted Governor, and Sarah Rose as a Parent Governor. We still have further Governor vacancies, so if you would like to know more, please email chair@hwps.org.uk

 

GOVERNING BODY SUMMER TERM MONITORING VISITS

Summer Term 2018/19

The Governing Body completed the following monitoring visits to school:-

  • Reviewed how the school’s link with Soma have impacted on children’s understanding of diversity and difference
  • Reviewed the new Voice 21 Oracy project and its expected impact

 

GOVERNING BODY HAS VACANCIES FOR PARENT GOVERNORS

27th March 2019

The Governing Body are looking to fill three current parent governor vacancies. We would like to invite any HWPS parents that are interested in learning more about what we do to come and meet us for an informal chat (and a glass of wine!) in the school library on Monday 20th May between 5pm and 6pm. If you are eager to know more before then, please do email us at chair@hwps.org.uk

 

GOVERNING BODY SPRING TERM MONITORING VISITS

Spring Term 2018/19

The Governing Body completed the following monitoring visits to school:-

  • Reviewed the development of the Arts as a curriculum, and the start of the journey of attaining the ‘Artsmark’ award
  • SEN provision review
  • School Financial Values Standards submission
  • Linked with an Eco Schools Council meeting

 

GOVERNING BODY AUTUMN TERM MONITORING VISITS

Autumn Term 2018/19

The Governing Body completed the following monitoring visits to school:-

  • Attended the staff INSET day to see how the school curriculum meets National standards and to see how it is being broadened to extend pupils learning
  • Attended a school assembly to see how the schools Vision and Values are embedded
  • Reviewed the implementation of the Nurture provision and general pupil behaviour

 

GOVERNING BODY ANNUAL ELECTIONS

16th July 2018

The Governing Body completed the annual election processes at this evening’s meeting, and can confirm that Andrew Taylor was re-elected as Chair of Governors, Stacey Davies was re-elected as Vice-Chair of Governors and Louise Bean was elected as the new Staff Governor. In addition, Andrew Taylor was elected Child Protection Governor & Health and Safety Governor, Stacey Davies as Development Governor & Teaching & Learning Governor, Donna Sidebotham as SEND and Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare Governor, Kevin Pearcey as Pupil Premium Governor, Ed Sant’Anna as Community and Collaboration Governor and Mark Pereira as Finance Governor. The Pay Panel members were confirmed as Stacey Davies (chair), Kevin Pearcey and Mark Pereira. The Head Teacher’s Performance Management Panel members were confirmed as Ed Sant’Anna (chair), Stacey Davies and Donna Sidebotham.

 

OFSTED HIGHLIGHTS EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE IN RECENT VISIT

24th July 2018

Members of the Governing Body were pleased to be able to meet Ofsted inspectors at the recent inspection. The now published report highlighted the positive progress being made on our journey of improvement, specifically celebrating the gains HWPS have made with pastoral care ‘The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.’  and the school leadership ‘The headteacher leads the school with great passion and integrity. Staff at all levels are fully behind her commitment to school improvement, because it puts pupils’ needs at the heart of all of their work.’

We were also pleased to have the work of the Governing Body acknowledge ‘Governance is effective. The governing body is equally adept at supporting and challenging leaders. Governors know exactly where the quality of education the school provided was, where it is now, and where they want to take it next. Governors are ambitious for the school and pupils. Governors have high regard for the headteacher, and understand and fulfil their role with regard to managing her well-being. They are also not afraid to ask highly pertinent questions about the focus and pace of improvement. Governors’ monitoring visits have a clear purpose. They ensure that governors can fully explore what leaders are telling them or reporting to them.’

 

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