Our Vision is that Fairfields Primary School will be a happy, vibrant, innovative learning community that encourages creativity, challenge and enquiring minds.
The school has a Governing Body, which plays an important part in determining policies for organisation and conduct of the school. It is structured with volunteer Governors from a range of businesses and from within the community. When vacancies occur for parent governors, nominations are invited from parents and an election is held. All parents are entitled to vote in those elections. Minutes are available from the most recent School Governors meeting as well as details of the Curriculum Committee and the Resources Committee.
Learn more about the Role of the Governing Body, the Role of a Governor and the Governing Body terms of reference also for further information see our FAQs about becoming a School Governor at Fairfields and the list of current School Governors.
For our Guidelines for the election of parent governors click here
Miss Harper and Miss Jenkins put together a team called School Council, which is a group of representatives from every year group. There are two children from each class, and Miss Harper runs the Green Team while Miss Jenkins runs the group of Rights and Respect (RR) Ambassadors.
Key Stage 2 School council meet every Monday morning; Green Team meet in the library and the RR Ambassadors meet in the ICT suite. They talk about how they could make the school an even better place. RR Ambassadors work on different projects involving rights, e.g. last year they visited classrooms on Learning Walks, thinking about our school environment and what a good learner looks like. Green Team work on a range of ‘green issues’ e.g. recycling and healthy eating. Every Wednesday morning each representative shares what they discussed in their previous meeting with their class. The classes are fully involved in any decisions School Council makes. Two Year 6 children (Millie and Amelia this year) lead the KS1 School Council meetings each week to share ideas and listen to the views of our younger children.
In September we held our annual School Council elections and our school hall was transformed into a polling station for the day. All children from Years 1-6 vote for the pupil who they would like to represent their class. At the moment part of our plan is to make a link with a school in India and we will work on lots of children's ideas throughout the year.
Who are the current school councillors?
Oriol, Harry, Polly, Bastian, Xing, Dexter, Joshua, Nikos, Zac, Stanley, Joe, Rodney
Ruby, Harry, Samuel, Finley, Aiylar, Kamiyah, Rylie, Amyr, Isabella, Apoorva, Thanusa, Leon
Link to Fairfields School Council blog
Comenius is part of the European Commissions’s Lifelong Learning Programme, which was launched in 2007. The programme seeks, among other goals, to promote co-operation and mobility, and to strengthen the European dimension in education. We formed a partnership with schools in Romania, Germany & Portugal . Our joint theme is myths & legends. Subsequently in 2013 we were successful in taking part in a second project, entitled Animals in art and nature with partners from Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, France and Poland . Learn more about the Comenius Project.
As a parent or guardian you are automatically a member of the PTA and are welcomed and encouraged to take part. Throughout the year the PTA committee works very hard to raise money for the school by organising fetes, discos, cake sales, tuck shops and uniform sales to name but a few. This money helps the school to buy much needed equipment and subsidises trips that the children enjoy throughout the year.
A few of the projects we have supported in the past include the provision of playground apparatus, games for children to play in the classroom when it is too wet to go outside, ICT equipment such as interactive whiteboards and computers and the maths games that the children bring home to play with their parents. Our main fundraising target at the moment is a canopy for the outside of the school which will enable children to eat and play and work outside even when the weather is not so good as well as providing some shade form the sun.
We are always in need of parent committee members; we meet on average once a month to plan activities and fundraising and the meetings are usually quite brief. Even if you can't attend regular meetings we have a continuous need for help at events; planning, setting up, running and clearing up after events takes much less time when there are more helpers. If you can volunteer some time every so often and you are happy for us to contact you then please either leave you details with reception or email us.
Finally, if you have any ideas or suggestions for events that we can run (either for the children, the grown ups or for families) to raise money then please let us know. We are always willing to try something new and the more ideas the more fun we can have!!!
Sue Robinson - Chair of the PTA Committee