Message from the Headteacher
I would like to thank the one parent who came to talk to our Governors before half term. I have asked Governors to put time aside to be available to talk to when they come in, as parents/carers have requested this, however, it is very frustrating if the opportunity to do so isn’t used by parents/carers. I have included background information about the Governors, on this newsletter, as parents/carers have stated that they didn’t know much about them. The Governors are back in on Friday 16th, so please do use this opportunity to come in and talk to them.
Many thanks, Jon Stevens.
School Council News
The School Council have decided to raise money for Children In Need. To do this, we are asking children to come into school dressed in animal print or animal themed clothing in exchange for £1, on Friday 16th November. We would also like to hold a toy sale on the same day. Please can you donate well conditioned toys that we can use for the sale. Toys can be brought in from Monday onwards. Remember, all of the money raised goes to Children In Need. Thank you from The School Council.
Christmas Fayre Support
As you know, each year we hold a Christmas Fayre in order to raise funds for our children in school. The staff run as many stalls as they can but in order to run more stalls, we do need help from parents/carers. Therefore, we are holding a meeting on Monday 19th November at 2.30pm to discuss ideas for the fayre. Please do come along and offer your support and ideas!
The original date for the return was today, but as we have had half term in between, this has been extended to Friday 16th November as the closing date for all nominations. Please do consider this as an opportunity to get involved with making decisions about your child’s future.
Dates for your Diary
Reception Kinetic Letters Workshop for parents/carers - Tues 20th Nov - 9.15am.
KS1 Trip - Wednesday 14th November.
Years 3&4 Trip - Friday 30th November.
USA themed week - Mon 26th Nov - Fri 30th Nov.
Attendance for this week is: 96%
A reminder that if your child reaches the absence trigger of 10% unauthorised absence or 12 sessions (1 day is two sessions) in a 6 week period, your case will be referred to the Education Investigation Service, who will contact you and may fine you as a result. Therefore, please make sure that your child comes to school every day.
Children must not play football before or after school, as there are no staff available to supervise.
All homework letters are now on the school website and will not be photocopied anymore.
Our next Praise assembly for parents/carers is on Friday 23rd November.
Every Wednesday morning
9.00am - 10.15am Please come along and join the fun!
Our Governing Board at Bromley Hills
The Governing Board is made up of the Headteacher, 1 staff governor, 2 parent governors, 5 co-opted governors and 1 Local Authority governor. Co-opted Governors are people who have the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. Our Governors are:
Mr Jon Stevens - Headteacher
Miss Ranuka Jagpal - Co-opted governor and Chair of Governors
Mr Colin Molloy - Co-opted governor and Vice Chair
Mrs Elaine Hill - Co-opted governor
Mrs Jo Rogers - Co-opted governor
Mrs Tina Morris - Staff governor
Mrs Gail Nicholls - Parent governor
At the moment, we have 3 vacancies, which are: 1 LA governor, 1 Parent governor & 1 co-opted governor. We are currently holding elections for the parent & co-opted governor vacancies.
Governors meet formally every half term in an evening meeting, starting at 6pm and finishing at 8.30pm and informally at 8am until 9.30am every other month. Governors also come into school once a month to meet with children, staff and parents.
A message from Ranuka-Chair of Governors
Hi, I’m Ranuka and since October 2017 I have been Chair of Governors here at Bromley Hills. I have two children in school here, Jaiya (year 3) and Priya (year 1) and I work full time as an Operations Director in the Insolvency Service. You probably know already that school governors are volunteers which means we do not get paid for our time. You might question why we do this! The reason I became a school governor is because I want to make a positive impact on the lives of young children. Schools are facing massive challenges with budget constraints, ambitious educational outcomes and a range of other pressures. I face many of these challenges in my day job and have done over a 25 year career in the civil service. So I bring experience of management, leadership and delivery into our school environment. I enjoy working with the School’s wider leadership team to make Bromley Hills a great place for our children to learn and grow. My role involves challenging and supporting Jon and the team to make sure the school is true to its vision and values, that performance outcomes are the very best they can be, that teaching standards are high and that we have excellent financial management.
A message from Colin -Vice-Chair of Governors
A local lad from Wombourne, Colin studied law at Wolverhampton University before qualifying as a Barrister in 1983. After a brief period as a defence lawyer then court legal adviser, Colin became a Crown Prosecutor (CPS) in 1985 where he remained until taking early retirement in 2017. Initially practising as a trial lawyer Colin worked his way through the promotion ranks to become Head of CPS Black Country Region following which he became Head of Staffordshire CPS until finally assuming control of the Magistrates Prosecution Portfolio for West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia. Colin now confines the majority of his time to family life, property development, holidays and watching football but more recently has offered his skills as a co-opted governor at Bromley Hills.