Parent Update

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Dear Parents 


Following on from my letter last week I can confirm that we are planning to be open as normal on Wednesday 1st February. This is based on information shared with me by teachers. The nature of striking means that teachers could still decide to strike on the morning of 1st February, but I am hopeful this will not be the case. 

Class Communication Boards

Further to the information shared last week about the Class Communication Boards, I am sorry to say there has been a delay in these arriving.  I am anticipating their delivery in the next couple of weeks which is later than I would have liked, but please be assured they are on their way! The class communication boards will allow teachers to give weekly updates regarding subjects covered in class as well as any notices for the week. Parents can view the board when dropping off and a photo can easily be shared by class reps to keep everyone in the loop. 

Whole Trust Parent Survey

I wrote last week with feedback from parents and action needed by school following the 2 Stars and a Wish Coffee morning. This is still ongoing and as and when necessary, updates will be given. 

In addition to the feedback gained here through conversations/emails/coffee mornings, the Trust are keen to gain formal feedback from all parents with children at all Leigh Academies Trust Academies. 

As a whole Trust we value the feedback of our parents to help us understand what is working well and where we can make improvement.  We launched our first Trust annual survey last year which was a great success in terms of participation and it gave us incredible insight that helped us deliver a programme of change across our academies. 

We would now like to invite you to take part in this year’s parents’ survey which is going out across all 30 of our academies at the same time as a survey to all our students.  Both surveys will be open for a two-week period and close on Friday 10th February at 4:00pm.

As in last year’s survey we are using the sorts of questions that Ofsted poses when it conducts inspections as well as a few specific questions that help us to understand your  wider views about the school. We really value your feedback but we understand your time is precious so thank you in advance for participating.

The survey is a Google form which can be accessed by either clicking the below link or typing it into a browser.  You should be able to complete the survey from any computer, tablet or phone.  

Link to survey

As well as providing the wider Trust with information about your views of Horsmonden, it will help give me an even greater insight into the feelings and thoughts of parents with children at Horsmonden.    

Parent Consultations

I am pleased to confirm the dates for our Parent Consultations in March – Tuesday 14th March and Wednesday 15th March from 3:30pm-5:30pm. More details about booking appointments will be sent out nearer the time. 

Parent Partnership Afternoon and Coffee Morning

Our next Parent Partnership Afternoon will be on Tuesday 7th February between 1:30pm and 3:00pm. This will give parents an opportunity to see their child’s work and find out more about their learning this term. Rather than having a separate coffee morning this term, Mrs Mcleish and I will be available in the school hall to speak to should you wish to ask any questions or make any comments about anything related to your child’s time at Horsmonden. 


Kind regards, 

Hayley Sharp

Please see below for diary dates

Monday 6th February

KS1 Natwest Money Sense Workshop

Tuesday 7th February

Parent Partnership Afternoon, drop in 1:30-3pm

Wednesday 8th February

FoHPS Valentines Disco, 3:20-5pm

Thursday 9th February

End of term 3 for children

Friday 10th February

Inset day for staff

Monday 20th February

Start of term 4

Friday 10th March

FoHPS Break the Rules Day

Monday 13th March

Class photos

Tuesday 14th March

Parent consultations, 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesday 15th March

Parent consultations, 3:30-5:30pm

Friday 17th March

Fabulous Females Afternoon, drop in between 1:30-3pm

Friday 31st March

FoHPS Easter Egg Hunt
End of term 4

Monday 17th April

Inset day for staff

Tuesday 18th April

Start of term 5 for children

Monday 1st May

Bank holiday – school closed

Friday 26th May

End of term 5

Monday 5th June

Start of term 6

Friday 9th – 16th June

Year 6 Bikeability

Saturday 10th June

FoHPS Summer Fair, 12-4pm

Friday 16th June

Marvellous Males Afternoon, drop in between 1:30-3pm

Monday 19th – 23rd June

Year 6 residential – PGL

Thursday 29th June

Year 5 activity day at Bewl Water

Wednesday 12th July

FoHPS end of year disco, 3:30-5pm

Friday 21st July

End of term 6