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Children at Arden Forest Infant School benefit from a high quality learning environment. Our facilities include a large hall, a Reception Unit, Key Stage 1 classrooms and a number of different size intervention spaces for the different year groups. Our outdoor environment includes an extensive area dedicated to our reception classes and a large playground and field to the rear of the school for KS1 children. We also have a courtyard which is used for outdoor learning.

Mission Statement

At Arden Forest we will enable our school community with the skills to be happy, successful and independent life-long learners with a healthy mind, body and spirit.

We aim to work in partnership with families and the community to provide:

Admissions

As a local Authority Maintained School all school admissions & appeals should go through the local Authority Admission process.

Meet the Staff

Mrs Gunn

Headteacher

Mr Cave

Chair of Governors

Mrs Bakewell

Business Manager

Mrs Feltwell

Admin. Assistant

Teaching Staff

Mrs Kyte

Teacher

Mrs Winfield

Teacher

Miss Gailey

Teacher

Mrs Towner

Teacher

Mrs Swift

Teacher

Mrs Mulrine

Teacher

Mrs Charles

Teacher

Miss Rowbottom

Teacher

Mrs Griffin

Teacher

Mrs Burch

Teacher - SENco

Support Staff

Mrs Wagstaff

Learning Mentor

Mrs Fairchild

HLTA

Mrs Spencer

HLTA

Mrs Stoney

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jones

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Newell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brown

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brothers

Teaching Assistant

Miss Bakewell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Christie

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Woodhouse

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Huggett

Teaching Assistant

Lunchtime Staff

Mrs Treadwell

Midday Supervisor / Cleaner

Mrs Simpson

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Stewart

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Wilson

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Case

Midday Supervisor

Mrs Turner

Midday Supervisor

Catering Staff

Mrs Formaston

Supervisor

Mrs Wilcox

Service Assistant

Mrs Barnett

Service Assistant / Cleaner

Grounds

Mrs Thompson

Caretaker

Miss Thompson

Cleaner

Governors

Graeme Cave

Chair of Governors

A message from the Chair of Governors

Arden Forest Governors want the school to offer an environment that cares for its children, families and staff. We want our school to succeed in all that it does and play its part in the local community.

Our role as a Governing Body is to support the school’s leadership team by acting as a critical friend, reviewing and monitoring all aspects of school life to ensure that our children’s first school years are enjoyable and rewarding.

We also have overall responsibility for maintaining standards within the school, setting the budget and for developing the future strategy for the school. The strength of any Governing Body is based on being able to listen to stakeholders and on obtaining access to specialist skills.

Talk to us

We are always keen to listen to parents, staff and children. If you would like to get in touch with us, please do so via the school office.

We actively welcome Parents views on how we could be more accessible and share our vision for the School.

Getting involved and specialist skills

If you would like to be a Governor we would be happy to talk to you about the role and how / when you could be elected or appointed but you can also get involved without being a Governor. We are always happy to hear from parents who can help.

The Governors Newsletters

  • Arden Forest Infant School Governing Body

Governing Body Data

  • Governing body membership

SEN & Equality

School Council

The School Council meets each week with Mrs. Winfield. There are two members of the School Council from each class.

We help Mrs Gunn our Headteacher, by working on things that she needs help with and where she wants to know what the children in school think.

We listen to the children in our class and share their ideas at our meetings.

This year:

  • We held a competition to name our school families with The Chair of Governors
  • We monitored handwriting in school through a ‘book look’ with feedback to our classes. We also made some new rules and voted that rubbers shouldn’t be used in our books because we need to see our progress.
  • We found out what our class most ‘memorable learning moments’ and our ‘boring bits’ are.
  • We talked to school Governors at a meeting and through videos about our work.
  • We worked with Miss Gailey to support her Safer Internet assembly and workshop with families.