Headteacher: Mrs. Stephanie Fiske.
Chairman of Governors: Mr. Martin Beale.
On behalf of all the staff I should like to welcome you to Hollycombe Primary School. The School is well known for its warm and friendly atmosphere and its wonderful setting. We feel this combination makes our school a very special place, where children can work in a relaxed atmosphere, making the most of their surroundings.
We treat all children as individuals and are anxious that they should reach their full potential, with their particular needs recognised and catered for.
Our aim is for each child to be self-disciplined, thoughtful of others and independently motivated for learning. We hope that, through praise and encouragement, each child will be able to succeed in the years they are with us and be prepared for whatever lies in the future.
I hope this web site will give an overview of what happens at Hollycombe, but I do recommend you come and visit the school and see our children at work.
I look forward to welcoming you and your child to the school.
"Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true."
Elbert Hubbard (The Note Book, 1927)
Hollycombe Primary School is at Wardley Green outside Milland surrounded by fields and woodland; an idyllic setting for a primary school.
The Headteacher and the three class teachers bring tremendous enthusiasm to their teaching. The school facilities have been greatly improved over the last few years and the happy atmosphere of the school shows clearly that the pupils are enjoying their first years of education.
I hope that this prospectus gives you all the information you need to decide whether to seek a place for your child at Hollycombe.
Chairman of the Governors.
Mr. Martin Beale is a LEA Representative Governor. Martin is also the Chairman. A frequent visitor to the school, Martin has a close working relationship with the Headteacher. Martin's appointment ends 31 08 2006.
Mrs Pauline Baldock is also nominated by the LEA. Her appointment ends 31 08 2004.
Mr. Robin Smith, Mrs. Tania Hartley and Mr. Robin Clue are parent Governors.
Their appointments end on 31 08 2006 at which time new elections will take place.
Mr. Steve Corkerton and Mrs. Sue Delany are co-opted by the members of the Governing Body. Steve’s appointment ends 17 10 2004 and Sue's ends 25 06 2006.
Mrs. Stephanie Fiske has opted to be a Governor and attends all the meetings of the Governing Body, including committee meetings and working party meetings.
Mrs. Sally Dreckmann is the teachers' representative at meetings of the Governing Body. Her appointment ends 9 6 2006.
Mrs. Kirsteen Atkinson is the Clerk to the Governing Body.
Mrs. Carol Vigor represents West Sussex County Council, Local Education Authority,
as an observer.
David Alderman Personal, Social and Health Education/Literacy and CitizenshipClass
2 (Year 2) Governor
Pauline Baldock RE/Assemblies/Collective Worship/Link Governor
Martin Beale Finance/Staff salaries/Art
Sally Dreckmann Children's' Work for Annual Report/Developments within the Curriculum
Sue Delany SEN inc Able Children / Target SettingClass 3 (Y5) Governor
Steve Corkerton Health and SafetyClass 1 (Y1) Governor
Tania Hartley Numeracy/Behaviour/Literacy/PSHCEClass 1 (YR) Governor
Robin Clue PremisesClass 2 (Y2)
Robin Smith ICT Class 2 (Y3) Governor
|David Alderman|| Personal, Social and Health Education/Literacy
Class 2 (Year 2) Governor
|Pauline Baldock||RE/Assemblies/Collective Worship/Link Governor|
|Martin Beale||Finance/Staff salaries/Art|
|Sally Dreckmann||Children's' Work for Annual Report/Developments within the Curriculum|
|Sue Delany|| SEN inc Able Children / Target Setting
Class 3 (Y5) Governor
|Steve Corkerton|| Health and Safety
Class 1 (Y1) Governor
|Tania Hartley|| Numeracy/Behaviour/Literacy/PSHCE
Class 1 (YR) Governor
|Sally Hughes|| Science and Early Years
Class 3 (Y4)
|Robin Clue|| Premises
Class 2 (Y2)
|Robin Smith|| ICT
Class 2 (Y3) Governor
Mrs. Stephanie Fiske - Headteacher
Mrs. Sally Dreckmann - Class 3
Miss. Alice Quill - Class 2
Miss. Carly Wimbleton - Class 1
Mrs. Fiona Parkinson - Bursar
Mrs. Kirsteen Atkinson - Secretary/Administrative support/Clerk to the Governors
Mrs. Denise Holmes - Classroom Support Assistant/ Senior Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs. Catherine Harper - Classroom Support Assistant
Mrs. Sue Slade - Classroom Support Assistant/ Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs. Glenda Grayson - Classroom Support Assistant/Lunchtime Supervisor
Mr. Allan Jones - Caretaker/Cleaner
"The only real object of education is to leave a man in the condition of continually asking questions." Bishop Creighton (1843 - 1901)
|Class 1|| YR (children aged 4 - 5 years)|
Y1 (children aged 5 - 6 years)
|Class 2|| Y2 (children aged 6 - 7 years)|
Y3 (children aged 7 - 8 years)
|Class 3|| Y4 (children aged 8 - 9 years)|
Y5 (children aged 9 - 10 years)
There are currently 64 children on roll.
Gushing down the moutainside
Water as clear as crystal.
Golden fish swimming, splashing
Eating up the water weed.
Herons, black, white and brown,
Water boatmen zipping up and down the water.
Frogs croaking like an orchestra
Hopping on the greenest lilypads.
Fishermen with their lines
Pulling up the fishes.
Current getting stronger swish, swosh, swish
That is the song of the river.
Sam - Year 3.
Children learn best when:
· They are happy, confident, secure and healthy
· Work is well planned
· There is a match between task and ability
· They understand
· A range of teaching techniques and strategies are used appropriately
· They are encouraged to become independent learners
· The learning environment is appropriate
· Links with home and the community are positive
· The professional development of staff is continued
· They are able to positively interact with others
In order to achieve this we have a full range of subject policies and guidance.
We recognise that a full curriculum involves well thought out policies throughout the full range of activities - social, spiritual and academic. We also recognise that parental involvement in the education of children has a marked effect and should be encouraged.
The school has a homework policy that all parents have been consulted about.
The school has an active and supportive parents' association called the Hollycombe Home and School Association (HHSA). In addition to raising funds for the school, the HHSA organises many events of a social nature - including regular coffee mornings to which new parents are very warmly invited.
|14.20 pm - 14.30 pm||Optional Break for Class 1|
|15.10 pm||School Ends|
"small, so that you know everyone and you make new friends quickly " Toby
"quiet and homely"
"no bullies" Megan
"an old building - it has an atmosphere of the past"
"strict in a way but it doesn't have to be, because normally it is not necessary"
"friendlier than my old school and I like the atmosphere" Sam
"a nice area to play in"
"fun. I like the jokes that go round the school!"
From Luke, Pierre, Hannah, Fiona, Robert H and others come the following observations!
"kind teachers - friendly - like the way they talk to us. Nice environment - fields, space to play"
"it's quiet - activities for wet play - there is a garden"
"teachers make lessons fun. They make an effort for our education"
"new computers - great equipment and resources"
"the after school clubs are good"
"there's a stained glass window - it looks good on the road"
"there are fun things to do - good school trips linked to work"
"we have a Christmas party and disco"
Internet "good information - interactive"
"we use it for checking up on our favourite TV programmes - we talk to other people by E-mail"
"we play good games"
"we listen to bands, look at web sites and use the pen pal club"
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