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Heronshaw Houses Totals

(up to Friday 9th March)

Tongwell are our current leaders!






The autumn term winning team was Willen with 482 points

Here was the final tally:

1st place: Willen 482 points

2nd place: Tongwell 472 points

3rd place: Furzton 435 points

4th place: Caldecotte 426 points.

The points from autumn will be saved and added together with the spring and summer totals. In July the House Cup will be awarded to the overall winning team.

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

Kindness, Respect, Friendship, ChallengeHonesty, Community, Success



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Latest Heronshaw Calendar Events

Easter holiday24Mar2018

The children will start back at school on Monday 9th April.

Children start back at school.09Apr2018

First day of the summer term.

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