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Hamer Community Primary School

Governing Body

 

 

Name

Category of Governor

Committees

Term of Office

(Start)

Term of Office

(End)

Mr Simon Moore

Headteacher

 Curriculum & Pupils, Resources

01 September 2014

31 August 2018

Mrs Shasta Bi

Chair of Governors (Parent)

Complaints, Headteacher appraisal, Personnel Appeals

19 October 2014

18 October       2018

Fathima Begum

Vice Chair of Governors (Community)

Complaints, Headteacher appraisal, Personnel & Pay, Resources

18 June 2014

17 June 2018

Mrs Safaida Bi

Parent

Complaints, Personnel & Pay, Resources

16 December 2014

15 December 2018

Vacant

Parent

   

 

Mr Safraz Chaudry

Community

Curriculum & Pupils

27 July 2015

26 July 2019

Mr Motahir Khan

Community

Headteacher Appraisal, Personnel Appeals

27 July 2015

26 July 2019

Clare John

LA

Curriculum & Pupils, Personnel & Pay

17 June 2015

16 June 2019

Vacant

LA

 

 

 

Mrs Hazel Coward

Staff (Non Teaching)

Curriculum & Pupils, Resources 

01 June 2014

31 May 2018

Mrs Jennifer Hoyle

Staff (Teaching)

Curriculum & Pupils, Resources 

1 September 2016

31 August 2019

 

Currently there is one Governor with a pecuniary business interests. Mr Safraz Chaudry supports school as an independent IT consultant.

 

No Governors have any relationship with or have family members who are on school staff.

 

Mrs Victoria Terry (Deputy Headteacher) is also an observer at all Governing Body meetings and sub committee meetings. In addition, TLR post holders will be expected to regularly contribute to school improvement planning discussions with the Governing Body.

Full Governing Body Meetings (2016-17)

 

Please note the following dates for Full Governing Body Meetings this academic year:

 

Autumn Term: Wednesday 16th November @ 5.00pm

Spring Term: Tuesday 31st January @ 5.00pm

Summer Term: Tuesday 6th June @ 5.00pm

 

Please also be reminded that there is the IPLCN Annual Governors session on Tuesday 13th September 6:30 - 8:00pm where we need as full representation as possible.

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EXCITING TIMES AT HAMER!

 

Dear Governors,

 

And so the term begins!  Hamer Teachers started back yesterday and the children are back in tomorrow.  The school is a hive of activity, getting things prepared.  I thought it would be a good idea for me to report to you all on some of the exciting initiatives that are being planned for in order to move forward to further embrace the challenges of the new curriculum and innovate around current Inspection and National Agenda foci.

 

Hamer is working to develop its own tailor-made creative curriculum.  Forging forward with the embedded pedagogies of the IPC, our enthusiastic and motivated teaching team have taken some bold and exciting steps which include:

 

Planning around texts Every English Lesson, whether the focus be grammar, sentence, punctuation, genre construction or drama, will stem from immersion in a half termly class novel.  This ensures that the thirst for knowledge and enjoyment in reading is at the very heart of all we do here at Hamer.  Research shows that this is a highly effective approach to ensuring the link between reading and writing skills is cohesive and implicit.  All of the content of the National Curriculum will be delivered through this exciting approach, about which the staff have been incredibly positive and put in lots of hard work to ensure the creativity is flowing from the off!

 

Breadth of Coverage and Mastery: Further to this, in order to ensure that breadth of coverage is taking place and that we are not seen as a school that focuses narrowly on attainment in Maths and English, (a key focus for Inspection, currently) the Foundation Subjects taught mainly in the afternoon have been re-planned and tailored towards providing a curriculum that is not only about the acquisition of knowledge in other subject areas but also has timetabled opportunities to demonstrate the Application and Mastery of literacy and numeracy skills in exciting, topic-based contexts.  Subject leaders are taking increasing responsibility to monitor both coverage and mastery of the skills in their curriculum areas.

 

Assertive Mentoring:  To ensure that repeated measures are taken to embed and assess the development of core numeracy and literacy skills, the school is now fully implementing assertive mentoring practices.  These are shorter, skills-based sessions designed to promote the acquisition and maintenance of key skills.  Those of you have children in the school will hear all about it through them, no doubt!  Those of you who don’t, (or indeed anyone who does), I would encourage to make a 30 minute appointment to come into school so that you can see all of this in action.  In this case, I would advise making the appointment anytime from the start of October, so that practices have a chance to become established.

 

And Finally……(for now!)

The Annual Governors IPLCN training event will be held at St Andrew’s School at 6.30 – 8pm on Thursday 22nd October.  Please put this date in your diaries and let’s go en-masse to start the year as we mean to go on.  If anyone has transport issues, do let me know and lifts can most definitely be arranged between us.

 

The children are back in tomorrow and we can’t wait to see them! 

 

Looking forward to an exciting year of moving forward together at Hamer with you all,

 

Best wishes,

 

Simon

Community Governors

Hamer is delighted to announce that Mrs Shasta Bi has been re-elected by the Governing Body as a Community Governor for the school.  In addition, it gives us great pleasure in announcing that Mrs Fathima Begum was also appointed by the Governing Body as a Community Governor this week.  Thank you both for your commitment to the school.  (18th June 2014)

Appointment of a New Parent Governor

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Safaida Bi has been appointed by the Local Authority to the Governing Body here at Hamer.  We are really looking forward to working with another committed Hamer parent on the leadership team and we would like to extend a warm welcome and our congratulations to Safaida on her appointment.  (16th January 2015)

Governing Body and Parent Voice

I just wanted to say how lucky we are that we have parents who wish to work with us to shape our provision here at Hamer.  At the last Governing Body meeting, Ms Begum fed back that parents had wanted to have more clubs and activities.  You will see below that we really have responded….!

 

Maths Club

An exciting, new opportunity has arisen for 20 children from Lower KS2 to be part of Hamer’s first Maths Club!!  Initially, there will be 5 Friday sessions, starting on 28th February at 12.30-1pm in Mr Nadin’s classroom. Lower KS2 children can collect a form from their teacher.

 

After-school football

There will now be 2 sessions of football after school.  Y5 and 6 will have their session on a Monday and Year 3 and 4 will have their session on a Wednesday.   Letters went out this week.  Clubs attendance will be reviewed each half term to allow everybody the chance to come at some point in the school year. We have also started a football team, who train on Mondays.

 

The school also offers:
*SAT's Booster Classes

*Hamer Quiz Masters

*Ukulele Club

*Drum Club

*Reading University

*Reading Partnership

*Dance/Gymnastics Club

*Cricket Club

School Trips Provision at Hamer

Parent voice came through your hard-working Governing Body.  Questions were raised from some parents around the Trips Provision in school. 

 

The table below demonstrates the extensive trips and activities that have taken place and are planned to take place during this Academic Year.  After reading this, we welcome any further questions or feedback to come through our School Governors who work so hard on behalf of all our parents and families.  Thank you, as always, for your continued support.

 

Date

Provider

Description

Notes / Curriculum area

16/05/2014

Odeon Cinema

Termly Attendance Prize

Awards/Rewards

16/05/2014

Pizza Hut

Half Termly Lunchtime Behaviour Award

Awards/Rewards

18/06/2014

MOSI

Inventors Wanted Play

LKS2 Educational Visit

26/06/2014

Fisher Mobile Farm

Mobile Farm visit to school

EYFS Educational

04/07/2014

Pizza Hut

Half Termly Lunchtime Behaviour Award

Awards/Rewards

08/07/2014

Lightwater Valley

Post SATS trip

Awards/Rewards

15/07/2014

Odeon Cinema

Termly Attendance Prize

Awards/Rewards

30/09/2014

Portals to the past

Stone Age Workshop

LKS2 Educational

03/10/2014

Eureka

All About Me exhibition

UKS2 Educational Visit

17/10/2014

Pizza Hut

Half Termly Lunchtime Behaviour Award

Awards/Rewards

23/10/2014

West End in Schools

Dance Workshop

Whole School

05/11/2014

Chill Factore

Snow & Santa

EYFS Educational Visit

10/12/2014

The Pop Project

Christmas Show

Whole School

12/12/2014

Pizza Hut

Half Termly Lunchtime Behaviour Award

Awards/Rewards

15/12/2014

Mobile Stars Planetarium

Planetarium Shows

Whole School

18/12/2014

Odeon Cinema

Termly Attendance Prize

Awards/Rewards

06/01/2015

Robinwood

Annual Residential

Year 5

19/01/2015

M&M Productions

Cinderella Pantomime

Whole School

06/02/2015

Pizza Hut

Half Termly Lunchtime Behaviour Award

Awards/Rewards

10/03/2015

The Pop Project

World Book Week Show

Whole School

27/03/2015

Pizza Hut

Half Termly Lunchtime Behaviour Award

Awards/Rewards

31/03/2015

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Fairgrounds/Science Forces

UKS2 Educational Visit

19/01/2016 Eden Camp World War 2

UKS2

Educational Visit

10/02/2016 Pop Project British Values Performance Whole School
24/02/2016 Opera House World War 2-Goodnight Mr Tom

UKS2

Educational Visit

 

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