Hwb is a pioneering digital learning platform for all 3-19 education institutes in Wales.
At Hay on Wye Primary School we use Hwb and Hwb+ within the school. This is a Welsh Government initiative with the aim that all learners and teachers can ‘access online resources anywhere, at any time, from any device’.
The Hwb site – hwb.wales.gov.uk – provides digital teaching and learning resources for both children and staff.
Through Hwb, the children will have access to Office 365 which lets the children use Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote even if you do not have these on your computer at home.
The easiest way to access Hwb is via our school web site, simply click on the link on the Hwb logo above or from the homepage.
Please remind your child to keep their username and password safe and never to share their password with anyone else.
Aims and standards
The purpose of each Governing Body is to help the school provide the best possible education for its pupils. It is accountable to those who fund the school and also the parents and wider community too for the way it carries out its functions. It acts at all times in accordance with appropriate legislation and with the principles laid down by the Committee on Standards in Public Life. It also acts fairly and without prejudice.
The role of governors
Governors are not involved in the day to day running of the school, rather their role is strategic and to steer the school. They are to act as a critical friend who offers support, constructive advice but also challenge through asking questions and seeking to arrive at the best solution for all concerned.
The Governing Body acts as a group but its strength lies in the talents of its members and their ability to work as a team. Governors are elected or appointed by different groups – including parents, teachers and others within the community.
Key areas of responsibility:
- Helping to formulate the aims and objectives of the school and reviewing how far they are being achieved
- Making, ratifying and reviewing policies
- Overseeing the school’s finances
- Overseeing the curriculum, the teaching and learning programme and school development plan
- Ensuring that good provision is made for pupils with special educational needs
- Dealing with appointment, development, pay and discipline of staff
- Ensuring there is good discipline in the school
- Equal opportunities for all pupils
- Receiving and acting upon inspection reports
- Setting annual targets and providing an annual report to parents on the work of the governing body
Unless determined otherwise, the decisions of the whole governing body are public, however the views of individual governors are private. Governors meet twice a term and minutes of Governors Meetings are available from the school office. The school newsletter will also give an overview of key areas discussed.
If you would like to become a Governor
If you would like to become a Governor please contact our Head Teacher, Mrs Howard to indicate your interest and to talk about the role. You are also very welcome to contact any of the serving Governors to find out more.
Background information and related link
Please click on the links below for more information:
School Governor’s Guide to the Law
PTFA Swimming Pool
The school’s PTFA has worked incredibly hard to ensure the successful re-opening of the town’s swimming pool which is located in the school’s grounds.
The pool has been refurbished, new equipment has been purchased and all classes are enjoying weekly swimming lessons led by fully qualified swimming teachers.
There is an active PTFA at Hay School.
The PTFA is set up for parents, teachers and friends of Hay School to organise events and raise money for much needed school resources. Over the last few years the PTFA has bought books, computers and outdoor play equipment. They have helped towards the cost of school trips including an annual whole school visit to the seaside. We are always looking for new members. Please contact the school if you are interested in joining.
We always need help for the wide range of fundraising events we put on.
Each year these include Harvest Bingo, Christmas Fair, Easter Bingo, Summer Fair. We are already discussing more ideas for the coming year.
The school’s PTFA now has a Facebook page that is used successfully for communicating about upcoming events. Please search for ‘Hay on Wye School PTFA’ and request to join this closed group.
After School Club
After School Club runs every night after school from 3.15pm until 5.45pm.
The charge is £7 per child or £3.50 if only attending between 3.15pm-4.15pm
This price includes a light tea/snack.
Holiday club runs during every school holiday and is open from 8am until 5.45pm. The cost is £20 per day or £12 per half day – 8am to 1pm or 1pm to 5:45pm.
This includes breakfast and a light tea plus snacks – all you need to provide is a packed lunch.
The booking form for these facilities is on the Jumping Jacks notice board in the school hall.
For further information please speak to Mrs Jenny Howard.
Christmas Holiday Club open; Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th January 2018
No Holiday Club in February 2018 as we will be moving over to the new school site.
Please click here
to view Jumping Jacks’ most recent C.S.S.I.W. report.
Little Stars Pre-school is open 5 days a week – 8am to 5:45pm.
Years 5 and 6 are invited to attend Watch Club – a club in partnership with the Wildlife Trust.
Wendy, a volunteer from Brecknock Wildlife Trust, comes into school once a month armed with lots of exciting activities for us to complete!
For more information, please visit the Wildlife Watch website here.
Here are some photos showing the fun activities the Watch Club complete each month…
Other clubs run after school will resume in the summer term…
Generation Green – Earn rewards for our school
Waste Awareness Wales – Find out more
Recycle Zone – Lots of fun games and activities
Environment Agency – Find out more
Garden Organic – Games and activities
RSPB – Play lots of games
Nature Detectives – A website by the Woodland Trust
Welsh Water – Advice on how to save water
Eco Kids – Lots of games and activities
Ollie Recycles – Join in the fun
Dance Mat Typing – Learn to type the fun way!