We have been spending time remembering the sacrifice made by those who have given their lives in conflict, marking the centenary of the end of World War One.
We have all made a poppy and and we had a special Remembrance Day assembly on Monday.
We’re consulting on some changes to our admission arrangements. The consultation runs from 19 November 2018 to 6 January 2019. The final admission arrangements will be determined by 28th February 2019 and published by 15th March 2019.
Following advice issued by the DfE on 6 August 2018 all schools are strongly advised to consult on proposals to give second highest priority to “children previously looked after by the state abroad”.
As a result of this latest DfE advice, we're proposing the following changes to our admission arrangements for 2020/21:
· to amend the definition of “Rule 2 – exceptional social and medical reasons to attend a specific school” to include children previously looked after by the state abroad
Our full proposed admissions arrangements 2020/21 can be found on our website here: https://www.fairlands.herts.sch.uk/info/145-admissions-arrangements
The timetable for consultation is as follows:
July - October 2018
Local governing body decides whether to consult on amending admission arrangements. Decisions are recorded in local governing body minutes.
12 November 2018
Own admitting authority schools to submit proposed admission arrangements for consultation to HCC.
19 November 2018 –
6 January 2019
Annual Admissions Consultation
- published on school website
- communicated directly to interested parties in our area; other admitting authorities including Hertfordshire County Council; adjoining neighbouring local authorities via HCC
By 28 February 2019
Admission arrangements must be determined by all admitting authorities. The decision must be made by the full governing body and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
15 March 2019
All admission arrangements submitted to HCC for publication on their website and also published on the school website
To comment on or respond to the proposed admission arrangements 2020/21, contact the school directly. Your responses will be taken into account by the school when determining their arrangements.
As a school, we have been reviewing the intent of our curriculum... making sure we are clear about we are trying to achieve through our curriculum activities.
We all know our school motto is:
WE ARE ‘REACHING HIGH’
and this underpins everything we try to do at Fairlands, encouraging everyone to be the best they can be.
We looked at our vision statement with staff and in parent forum and made a few tweaks.
Our new vision statement is:
to provide a safe, happy
and aspirational environment for all,
where a wide, values-based curriculum
challenges children to develop
emotionally, socially and intellectually.
We are holding Parent Consultation Evenings for children in Reception to Year 6 on Tuesday 23rd October from 5.30 - 8.00pm and Wednesday 24th October from 3.30 - 6.00pm, apart from ELM Class, who will have their appointments on Monday 15th October 3.30 - 7.00pm and Tuesday 16th October 3.30 - 4.30pm.
Nursery appointments will be held as follows:
Acorns: Tuesday 23rd October 5.30 - 7.30pm and Wednesday 24th October 4.00 - 6.00pm
Conkers: Tuesday 23rd October 5.30 - 8.00pm, Wednesday 24th October 3.30 - 6.00pm and Thursday 25th October 10.00am - 2.00pm
Appointments can be booked using the online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and, once you make an appointment, you will receive an email confirming this. You will only receive a confirmation email if we have your correct email address on our database. It is, therefore, really important to ensure your contact information is up-to-date and you have registered at www.schoolgateway.com
The online booking system will be open from Mid-day on Sunday 7th October. Please visit https://fairlands.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointment(s).
We had some very special visitors on Friday for the official opening of our new 'Alfresco Dining Area'!
The Mayor and Mayoress of Stevenage came to see our lovely new space, which was created using money which the school community raised at our Summer Fair in July.
They were really impressed with the new facility, which has turned an unused patch of grass in the staff car park into a delightful eating area. They joined with Mr Staples to say a huge 'well done' to everyone involved.
Welcome back to a brand new year at Fairlands! We are looking forward to seeing everybody on Tuesday 4th September after a lovely summer break.
Our new Value is RESPONSIBILITY...
What does it mean to be responsible for something?
How can we show that we can be trusted to take on responsibilties?