Dear parents and carers.
Staff changes – retirements, pastures new and appointments
Some parents may already be aware that Mrs Ilic and Mrs Barker, two of our EYFS Learning Support Assistants will be retiring from service at the end of this term. Together have served the school, its children/families for many years (21 Years for Mrs Barker and 19 years for Mrs Ilic). Both have been an integral part of school life; as a result, they will be greatly missed.
I am sure that you will join me in wishing them well in the future as they settle into a relaxing and enjoyable retirement with loved ones and friends.
Mrs Whitney will also be moving on at the end of this term. Her service to the school has been exceptional, not only as class teacher but in steering many of the changes put in place to advance the teaching of English. We wish her and her family well in the future and pass on our thanks for the 5 years of service and dedication to the school.
Administration staff (office):
Following the birth of her new baby, Mrs Shah has opted to leave her role as admin staff permanently to focus on her new family; as a result will not be returning in the new term. Likewise, Mrs Wilkes also opted earlier in the term to leave her role to be with her family. We wish them and their families well and thank them for their work and commitment to the school.
An announcement as to the replacement for Mrs Whitney will be made at the end of next week following the current recruitment process. Understandably, there has been overwhelming interest in a teaching position at the school and we look forward to announcing the outcome imminently.
You will have already met Mrs Millar and Mrs Redding who have been working wonders in the school office as replacement staff during the Covid period. Their appointments will continue into the new academic year. A belated but sincere welcome on board to both of them and thanks for their exceptional work at the school to date. Both have proven to exceptional assets to the team.
Learning Support Assistants
Finally, we welcome Miss Dembrovskis to the Learning Support Assistant Team. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge working with children with specific high needs, as well as working with general learning support. She has already proven to be a real asset to the school and I am confident that her continued work will be exemplary.