Yesterday afternoon I went with two year 6 children (Tafani and Terrence) to Harris Crystal Palace school to take part in a circuit training and assessment afternoon. This was part of the gifted and talented programme run by Croydon Schools Sports Partnership.
Both children had fun doing the various tests and exercises alongside pupils from other croydon schools. Tafani and Terrence impressed me all the more though when two of our trains back to school were cancelled and, without a word of complaint, they happily walked back most of the way.
Once again, Heavers Farm pupils representing our school wonderfully. Here is a picture showing the year six children (in the fancy red t shirts they were given) and their secondary school trainers (in blue).
The day of strike action by members of UNISON, UNITE and the GMB unions which is planned for Tuesday 14th October 2014 is currently postponed. We will do our best to keep you informed of the situation as it changes regarding the strike action and how this might impact on the school. The information below has been taken from the UNISON website at 11.09am today.
Local government and school support workers strike suspended
The three unions which represent more than 1.5 million workers in local government and schools – UNISON, GMB and UNITE – have today decided to suspend strike action planned for 14 October and consult their members on new proposals put forward by the Local Government Association as the best achievable by negotiation.
Due to an omission on my part, a revised Parent Governor Election Ballot Paper was sent out to everyone last week. A letter is coming home tomorrow. If you have already voted, please accept my apologies, as we will have to discount these votes. Please send in your new vote on the updated ballot paper.
We have extended the deadline to 3.00pm Friday 10th October 2014
The ballot paper is here. Election of Federation revised HF Parent Governors BALLOT PAPER SEP 2014
The letter going out is here: Governor Election Letter 5 OCT 2014