We are pleased to have welcomed back so many of the children from YR, Y1 and Y6. We have had a calm and productive week with all pupils and staff managing the new protocols admirably.
The school continues to be open for children whose parents are key workers or the family needs some additional support. This group is being supported by other teachers and is able to welcome a few new pupils if needed if more parents are needing to return to work. We do ask that you give us a week’s notice so that we can make the appropriate preparations.
Unfortunately most of the events which would be held in this second half of term such as PGL and sports day, will not be taking place but hopefully we will be able to return to some sort of normality after the summer break.
There are some staffing changes taking place over the next few months which I can share with you. Firstly Donna Rooney has secured a job at a large primary school and will be leaving us on Friday 12th June. We would like to thank Donna for all of her hard work in the office and I am sure you will have appreciated her efficiency and her helpfulness as much as we have.
At the end of the summer term Kerry Dickson will be leaving us to take a steadier pace to life in retirement. Kerry has been a teacher at the school for 20 years and has taught many children along the way with enthusiasm and care. She has also led the maths curriculum throughout the school, endeavouring to develop a love of maths for pupils, and providing different ways to enjoy their learning through many changes over time.
Susan Caddick is moving back into subject specialist teaching following her passion and expertise in science. We have valued her work with the eco-council and our science club especially over the past year.
We will miss all of these members of staff greatly.
We have appointed a new teacher Mrs Lucy Price who will join us in September.
There will also be a small change in the leadership of the school. I will be reducing my hours to 3 days a week, and we will set up a co-headship with Mrs Kent. This is a new and exciting way forward for both of us and for the school.
I am sure that you will have many questions regarding the preparations and arrangements for next year, however at this point in time we are still not clear about what the landscape will look like. We will let you know as we learn and work our way through the current situation and beyond.
Please take care and stay safe.
Our value for this term is Courage.