Blog Posts within: Governors

Assessment update

14:32 - 27 Jan 2017


"I spent some time with our deputy headteacher, Mr Feeley today who explained how the assessment process at Highfield works. It was clear that the Mr Feeley and the staff are working hard to ensure that the progress and attainment of every child a...

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New Year Assembly

08:41 - 18 Jan 2017

What a super start to 2017! It was great to be at the official opening of the school hall's extension. 


The governors are committed to supporting excellent teaching and learning at Highfield, including providing a stimulating environment for our chi...

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Pond Dipping

09:18 - 14 Jun 2016

The very best part of being a governor is having the opportunity to spend time with the children at Highfield. Today I was particularly fortunate as I was able to join 6HL in a pond dipping investigation. I was reminded of how lucky we are to have such amazing outdoor provisio...

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Inspirational People

10:16 - 22 Mar 2016

 Dear Miss Elson,


 I would like to take this opportunity to say well done of thinking of such an imaginative subject for your class assembly. Through your guidance and support your children delivered an outstanding class assembly.  What wa...

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New Year Assembly 6HL

10:18 - 15 Jan 2016

As 6HL’s class governor I was looking forward to seeing their assembly this week. The subject was New Year’s resolutions. There was a quick survey of the audience and I was relieved to discover that I am not alone in having broken mine already!

I particular...

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A Christmas Treat

09:11 - 15 Dec 2015


I was lucky enough to be at this performance this morning and certainly enjoyed my Christmas Treat!

Every pupil played their part and the singing and music was lovely.

As usual the specially written musical play was of a high standard and all the...

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Fruity Fridays

10:35 - 14 Dec 2015

Fruity Friday gets into the Christmas spirit! The children enjoyed some festive fruit cups and even transferred their bows onto their Christmas cards for parents. Thank you to all the dedicated Fruity Fruity volunteers, staff, parents and children for helping to make it such a...

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New school hall plans

13:25 - 09 Dec 2015

Click here to see the first drawings of how the new school hall extension will look.


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Lunch with Year 3

10:41 - 26 Nov 2015

Lunch with my link class - Nancy Lester

I had a lovely lunch today with children from Year 3, the year group that I’m the link governor for.

We talked about the different things that the children have been doing so far this year.  Particular highligh...

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Open Morning Feedback 2015

14:02 - 20 Oct 2015

Many of you vistited the school last week to view your children working in their new classrooms. Thank you for all your positive comments. 

Julie Colley





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Triathlon event

12:05 - 29 Sep 2015

Thank you Mr Brassil for organising and taking a group of children to compete in a triathlon on Monday. The children had a fantastic day and all met the Brownlee brothers who signed their medals. Highfield has recently been awarded the Sainsburies Silver Competetive School Awa...

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Open Day feedback from evaluation 2014

11:04 - 17 Jul 2015

Open Day feedback from evaluation forms 20th November 2014

As you can imagine we were delighted with the attendance and feedback received on our open morning last week

“The pupils doing the tours were brilliant”

“Very interesting ...

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Review of teacher training day.

11:02 - 17 Jul 2015

Review of teacher training day.

On Monday 3rd November, all teaching staff went to Alwoodly Primary for a training morning. We were joined by several primary schools within our cluster. We spent the morning in our co-ordinator groups which was a great chance to in...

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Governors Forum

11:01 - 17 Jul 2015

As the representative for the Alwoodley Cluster of Schools I attended the first Governors Forum at the Civic Hall in Leeds. The meeting was set up to enable School Governors and the Local Authority Officers to exchange ideas and views on current educational initiatives and con...

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School Council Meeting -Wednesday 8th October

11:01 - 17 Jul 2015

I attended the latest School Council Meeting this week and enjoyed listening to the lively debate.

As always the meeting was well organised and gave all the Council Representatives a chance to raise issues and suggestions from pupils in their class. Areas discussed&nbs...

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Science Training - Tuesday 3rd June 2014

11:00 - 17 Jul 2015

Highfields’ Science Learning Team led an enthusiastic and practical training session on Tuesday 3rd June 2014. Thank you all so much. It was a wonderful whole school team effort. This event will be forever imprinted on my mind - for the right...

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New Parents Meeting 15.5.14

11:00 - 17 Jul 2015

I was invited to attend this meeting to say a little to the parents of children starting school this September about the work of the Governing Body. New Governor Harminder Dhangal was also there as his daughter is starting school in September too.

The meeting was very ...

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Key Steps Gymnastics

10:59 - 17 Jul 2015

On the 24th March pupils from Highfield entered the final of the Leeds gymnastics competition at the John Charles Centre. Ms Thackrah organised the group of Key Stage 2 gymnasts and I was able to help take some of them along to the event in which 29 schools were represented....

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Magic Show - Saturday 22 March

10:58 - 17 Jul 2015

Great to see so many people at the Magic Show at school last Saturday.  The show was very engaging and interactive - for the children and adults! I felt a strong sense of a welcoming school that's a real part of its community.  Thanks to everyone for their contributi...

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Highfield's Annual School Quiz - Friday 7 February

10:58 - 17 Jul 2015

It was a great night at the school quiz last Friday.  It was lovely to see a mix governors, teachers and support staff, parents and carers and friends supporting the school.  The hall was full and there was a real sense of  fun and engagement  in the room -...

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Key Stage 1 Maths Workshop for Parents

10:57 - 17 Jul 2015

At the Autumn meeting of the Teaching and Learning Sub Committee the governors expressed a desire for the school to run a maths workshop for parents.  This would build on the excellent KS1 and KS2 results this year, (94% Level 4 and above in Year 6 and 87% Level 2B and ab...

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