Peterchurch, Herefordshire, HR2 0SG
"A forward-looking school with traditional values"
We are proud to show you our outstanding school in the depths of
rural Herefordshire, complete with students, adults and animals. One of the very
smallest schools in Britain and one of the very best if Ofsted, exam results and league tables, parents and students are anything to go by. Small schools can
provide a completely rounded experience and a full range of opportunities -
social, creative, sporting, as well as superb exam results. It requires
dedication, vision, commitment and energy and a mutual respect and purpose among
everyone who works and studies at the school.
Please follow this link for more
about the whole Fairfield experience.
Merry Christmas, everyone
Herefordshire Young Carer School Awards -
Miss Vicki Harold receives the Overall Winner Award from Jamie Richards, Simtech-IT and Susan Brace, Herefordshire Young Carers Link Worker.
The Overall Winner was Fairfield High School who were nominated by Young Carers, with particular mention going to Miss Vicki Harold who “has been there from the start and made my life at school and home better”.
This was the first year of Herefordshire Young Carer School Awards and Herefordshire Carers Support introduced them as their similar award scheme for GPs has been so successful. They wanted a way to recognise and reward those schools who are supporting Young Carers and referring them to HCS and hope that this will encourage other schools to follow suit.
The Best School Award was nominated by Young Carers themselves and judged through a set of standards which include:
· Young Carers information being provided in a variety of formats – posters on the noticeboards, leaflets available and links to the Young Carers site on the school website.
· Active referral of Young Carers – question asked about caring role and referred on to Herefordshire Young Carers .
· Schools having a policy on Young Carers and a nominated member of staff to take the lead on Young Carers.
Read more about Young Carers here.
Children In Need 2014
So far we have raised £540 for Children in Need and a further £1230 to be allocated to other suggested charities.
They got up to all sorts: Virtual mount Everest climb of 29,000 ft, Science challenge, Sponsored walk, Sponsored silence, Maths memory challenge, Muffin bake off and many many more.
A cake sale which raised £170.
And 52 boxes sent to Belarus.
And non uniform money.
Children in need raffle raised an amazing £80 – winner Jacob James Yr 8.
And sponsorship money....
Ofsted came and saw and reported. Above is their summary and here is the full report. Chair of Governors, Paula James, writes:
The new Ofsted framework is considerably tougher than those applied previously and Oustanding outcomes are not given lightly.
Congratulations are due to everyone associated with the school: the staff - teaching and non-teaching, the senior management team, the students, parents, governors, but above all, the head teacher, Mrs Gaston. Ofsted says: "The headteacher's strong and clear-sighted leadership is the main driving force behind the school's continuing success". This is high praise which the governors know to be fully justified.
Read Mrs James' full letter here.
“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone
who will never find out.”
Our students are VERY generous! Here are some of the details of last school
year's giving -
North Weir Charity £300
Concern Universal £300
Changing Faces £400
LEUKA (in memory of Rachel Davies) £200
Concern Worldwide £300
Operational Blessing £300
St Michael's Hospice £200
Cystic Fibrosis £200
WWYL day money raised
Megan Baker House £173.50
St John Ambulance £173.50
Children in Need £143.14
Amazing totals - especially for such a tiny school!
"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the
kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true
education should be to unlock that treasure."
Free money for Fairfield!!
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Please follow this link to read about helping
the school and how easy it is to be involved.
We have a Twitter feed where we put new
information - and especially URGENT information - on a regular basis. If you
already use Twitter, just follow
us and you will receive the latest news from school. If you don't yet
participate, here's a good place to start! As with the web in general, there is a
HUGE amount of rubbish on Twitter but, if you selectively follow the right people
and organizations (such as Josie
Pearson, Open Culture, some
of the many BBC feeds and Hay Festival for example) you are kept up
to date with interesting developments in news and ideas. You may wish to find out
more about a particular topic by searching for it or you may be tempted to follow
some of the "Trending" topics which the majority of people are following at any
one time. Of course, if you have a phone which has friendstreams or widgets for
sites like this, you need never miss a thing - but we would recommend five
minutes a day catch-up as enough!
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