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18/06/24

🚨 BREAKING NEWS! 🚨 The naughty pea has taken over the nursery garden… if you catch any stray peas, please contact nursery. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/68ZabYpmGL

10/06/24

For their snack this morning, nursery class enjoyed some lettuce they they have grown themselves in the garden! pic.twitter.com/0W5qKluhys

07/06/24

The eco club members had a great time at the eco conference. They participated in lots of activities and learnt lots about the importance of pollinators. Did you know that hummingbirds play a vital role in the pollination of many different species of plant life?! pic.twitter.com/KJEe7osJ7C

06/06/24

The eco club members were thrilled to receive their green flag. They were proud to hang it and celebrated with some gardening in the sun! pic.twitter.com/bsQLc8mB11

31/05/24

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO! It’s the super kids! Calling all superheroes to class on Monday… 🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/oD8T5zJmnT

30/05/24

Families of Buntingford First, get ready! Our summer celebration will be on Thursday June 27th, after sports day! Stay tuned for more updates next week… ☀️🎉 pic.twitter.com/m2Nji1AgBy

23/05/24

YAAAY! We did it! A HUGE thank you to our eco committee for their efforts in helping us achieve our very first Eco Schools Green Flag! Caring for our planet is everyone’s responsibility. We would also like to thank each and every student for participating. pic.twitter.com/lsMWkCbCp7

22/05/24

We had a wonderful time meeting our new animal friends. We met Winston the bearded dragon, Malcolm the leopard gecko, Neville the snake, Marvin the giant African land snail, Remy the hamster and Gertrude the wide mouthed tree frog! pic.twitter.com/TyH9N6t76Q

21/05/24

Nursery class are definitely passing through an enclosing play schema! This is when they like to enclose themselves and toys in buildings and boxes. Through this schema they are showing an interest in shape and space! pic.twitter.com/Xtec8FBC23

16/05/24

A huge THANK YOU to our Buntingford PTA for providing us with our caterpillars. We have loved watching them transform into butterflies! KS1 & KS2 enjoyed releasing theirs. EYFS are still waiting for a few to emerge ☺️ 🦋 pic.twitter.com/vDGIVEboon

10/05/24

Buntingford First School is a Climate Action award winner!Read the full story https://t.co/v6ARrBnIU8

09/05/24

Our eco committee: saving the world, one tree at a time! 🌳 pic.twitter.com/7OMzGFbBuV

08/05/24

We are working towards earning our silver award from the 🌳 today we completed the viewpoints challenge, exploring nature from different perspectives! pic.twitter.com/hdM2MfbIcz

02/05/24

The eco committee have been hard at work planting a wildflower area to support pollinators. They produced posters to encourage others to do the same! 🐝 pic.twitter.com/BUEFKZhRSX

30/04/24

Well done to some of our friends for their litter picking efforts at the weekend! Remember, we have four litter pickers you may borrow, just ask your class teacher! pic.twitter.com/Y9bTJvv6Z9

30/04/24

In nursery we have some very strong and brave little ladies! 💪😀 pic.twitter.com/LjtwuHKOCx

26/04/24

Finally it’s here! Head over to our new instagram page and follow us ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PJ3aEYenWJ

25/04/24

It was a busy afternoon for the eco committee today! pic.twitter.com/IWBQcAveBx

23/04/24

Here it is… Our collaborative mural to celebrate taking care of our wonderful world ❤️🌎 pic.twitter.com/GDSPrmr5oz

29/03/24

What an exciting end to a fantastic half term… Oak class had a special delivery from outer space, spaceship parts! The children decided that the mummy and daddy aliens must have arrived to collect their baby and parked their spaceship on the roof! pic.twitter.com/fTFGQ4xof0

27/03/24

Staff Wellbeing lunch is ready - we love how brilliant our staff are here! Thank you for all that you do for our children. pic.twitter.com/SplNtUe9ci

26/03/24

KS2 have really enjoyed thinking about the wonderful community we have in Buntingford. The children have used their Computing skills to create a summary of their work. pic.twitter.com/jHZdMm1Xxz

25/03/24

Really proud of our school choir performing, ‘This is Me,’ at our Easter assembly. pic.twitter.com/Nsl509EKau

20/03/24

We have been so lucky to have had a healthy foods workshop run by Aspens. We learnt about tasty, healthy snacks and all the good they do for our bodies. We made a fruit and vegetable smoothly, which was delicious, healthy and sweet! We are allowed sweet treats, just not too many! pic.twitter.com/6q5Fr0nJCd

18/03/24

We have been learning about the importance of our wonderful community in Buntingford in our PSHE lessons recently. Year 3 and 4 have decided to get creative to make some Easter cards and gifts for our friends Layston Grove Care Home pic.twitter.com/wGqnsSng2F

Governor Profiles

A list of the relevant business and pecuniary interests for our Governing Body can be found here

Mike.Stevens

Mike Stevens - Chair of Governors

I have lived in Harpenden with my family of six children for most of the last 33 years and I first became involved in School Governance in 1999 when I was elected as a parent Governor at High Beeches where my children went to school. Since then I have served in a number of school Governance roles at Sir John Lawes School, Wood End Primary, Harpenden Academy and now Buntingford First School.

Throughout my professional life I worked in law enforcement, predominantly in the investigative specialism, in a number of different agencies. Latterly, while serving as a senior manager at the National Crime Agency, my role involved working with the Home Office on the strategic planning and governance of various government multi agency organised crime initiatives.

Now retired, I also volunteer as a selector for the International Citizen Service, a project for young people volunteering overseas funded by DFID and delivered through VSO. What little "me time" I have, after my family and being an active Governor, is spent involved in the local branch of the Institute of Advanced Motorists' motorcycle section. I am a keen biker - it is great for blowing away the cobwebs!

S Durrant

Sarah Durrant - Parent Governor

I have lived in Buntingford for the last 5 years.  My son attends Buntingford First School and I am excited to be part of the Board of Governors at such an exciting time.

I am a qualified accountant and specialise in the audit of Universities and other Not for Profit entities.  I have previously audited schools, multi academy trusts and independent schools and have an interest in the education sector.  I have also been a Trustee of a newly incorporated multi academy trust and parent governor at a primary school, both located in Derbyshire.

Bfs th

Trevor Hounslow - Community Governor

As a Buntingford resident for the last 11 years, I am excited to be part of the growth of Buntingford First School. In my time as Acting Chair of Governors (1980's) at Raglan School in Enfield which my children attended, I was centrally involved in the move to Local School Management and its implication for finances. During the last 50 years, I have been a teacher in various capacities until I retired. This included, Head of Music and Pastoral Head of Year in Enfield and latterly, Assistant Headteacher and Advanced School Teacher in Music, in Essex. For the last 11 years I have been Director of Essex School Direct which trains both Primary and Secondary teachers in over 35 schools.

My passion is music and I was a session musician and undertook tours abroad in my younger days but more recently was Artistic Director of the prestigious Thaxted Festival which ran for a month each summer.

I have been married for 50 years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren aged between 9 and 15, including triplets. I will be retiring in August to enjoy more time for music, bridge and wine appreciation

Cllr Jeff Jones

Cllr Jeff Jones - Community Governor

I have lived in the Buntingford area for the last 26 years with my wife Jill and two children Alex and Jenna, plus many dogs!

We previously lived in Enfield and the move to Buntingford enabled our two children to enjoy a wonderful education locally, and live in a beautiful part of rural Hertfordshire.

We have been active members of the community with my wife the Town Clerk at Buntingford Town Council. I have been a Parish Councillor, District Councillor and currently the County Councillor for Buntingford Division. I chair the Buntingford Community Area Transport, (BCAT), community bus project which provides transport for residents and has been used on humanitarian aid trips to Ukraine and recently to the Turkey earthquake disaster. I am also a committee member on the Buntingford branch of the British Legion and Buntingford Town Football Club. So I am well known in the community for being active and supportive of the town’s residents.

My working life started on an apprenticeship as a Professional Photographer, qualifying as a Press Photographer on the Fleet Street national. I then moved into Corporate Photography working directly for blue chip companies and specialising in the Oil, Gas, Energy and Pharmaceutical Industry. Now retired from the profession I devote my time to politics  as an active Conservative Councillor, supporting the community at Council level.

I have previously been a Governor at Freman College and Layston CofE First School. I look very much to bringing this wealth of experience and local knowledge to Hertfordshire’s first net zero carbon school, and supporting the Board of Governors at Buntingford First School.

 

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