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Walnut Tree
MK7 7PG
www.heronshawschool.co.uk

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Heronshaw School

In May 2013 I became the Head of Heronshaw School after previously being the deputy. I am extremely proud of Heronshaw and everything myself and my team have accomplished most notably our Outstanding Ofsted in February 2016. Where Ofsted commented:

“Emanating from the headteacher’s strong example, staff have very high expectations of themselves and pupils. These expectations propel the work of the staff who ceaselessly strive to make the experiences pupils have, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave, as good as they can be”

We have maintained our strong focus on children and their families, ensuring a settled a positive start to school life for each and every child. Which has ensured the best outcomes for all children.

Together we aim to maintain the school’s vision of “Inspire, Grow, Achieve” this has been made achievable through our open door policy and strong links with the community, while ensuring the highest possible standards.

The school has had many successes in the past of which it should be proud. Standards have been consistently high at Heronshaw and the school has been awarded the Quality Mark for basic skills three times, along with more recently the Afpe Sports mark with distinction for our commitment to quality PE and extended school provision. In addition to these awards we have received the climate mark in honour of the attitudes children, staff and parents have towards school, learning and their community.

The school continues to deliver a well-planned and child centred curriculum that both challenges and engages children in their learning while deepening and extending their knowledge.

“Teaching, learning and assessment across the school are of a very high quality; much outstanding, including in the early years setting. This is because improving teaching is placed at the heart of the school’s work. Teachers view themselves as professional learners; they ceaselessly seek to improve their practice.” OFSTED 2016


While recognising the achievements of the past, we are continually striving to improve standards and the environment for learning. The school already has links with the playgroups within its area and will continue to look to develop these further with our foundation team. 

Heronshaw has often been praised for the warm and welcoming atmosphere and for the way that staff work in partnership with parents, listening and acting on any concerns. We fully understand that happy children will always learn better and strive to ensure this will be your experience.


I look forward to welcoming you.


Melanie Saunders-Short
Headteacher


For DRH (Dominic Ross-Hurst) after school clubs, please follow the link below. The school is no longer able to take payment for these clubs. Payment should now be made directly via the website link.

https://www.drhsports.co.uk/schools/

HERONSHAW HOUSES

Our week totals for Friday 19th October.
Read more about the Heronshaw Houses here.

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Latest Heronshaw Calendar Events

Children in Need 201816Nov2018

Please help us to raise funds on Friday 16th November for Children in Need. This year we are going to kick off our fundraising by coming dressed to school in our pyjamas. If you wish to join in then please come dressed to school in your favourite pyjamas on Friday 16th November. Normal school footwear must still be worn. Suggested donation: £1

Christmas Disco (open to see specific year group times)22Nov2018

3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

It's time to get ready to party! The disco is back! Foundation stage (15:00 until 15:45). The children will go straight from the classroom. (Please ensure that you have paid on the morning of the disco). The children can bring clothes to change into schould they wish, but children should be able to manage this themselves. Year 1 (16:00 until 16:45) Year 2 (17:00 until 17:45) The disco is £2 each.

Crocodiles Portfolio Afternoon (time to be confirmed)26Nov2018

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm @ Foundation area

Parents will have the opportunity to come and look at the work that the children have been doing. More details about this event will be posted shortly.

Lions Portfolio Afternoon (time to be confirmed)27Nov2018

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm @ Foundation area

Parents will have the opportunity to come and look at the work that the children have been doing. More details about this event will be posted shortly.

Bears Portfolio Afternoon (time to be confirmed)28Nov2018

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm @ Foundation area

Parents will have the opportunity to come and look at the work that the children have been doing. More details about this event will be posted shortly.

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Heronshaw School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for roles in school, including volunteers, must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.