Newsletter #23




Value: Hope


Welcome back to a new academic year. The children looked very smart in their full uniforms coming into school and very excited about their new classes. From their stories they have obviously had a wonderful break with you.

Today I have shared with the children the news that I will be stepping down as a Headteacher from January 2020. I have taken a directorship of a new consultancy company offering wellbeing support to head teachers. Currently over one third of head teachers leave their posts early due to stress and excessive workloads. I am looking forward to this new role and challenge. It has been an extremely hard decision to make as the pull of this school, its children and staff are unique and it will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for your support over the years.

New Chair of Governors

Last night we said our found farewells to Mrs Beryl Thomas, Chair of Governors, as she had come to the end of her term of governance. The staff presented her with a bouquet of flowers and many personal notes of thanks for her support and service to this school over the last 6 years. She will be missed.

The governing body elected a new chair, Mrs Lisa Quelcuti. She is the former head teacher of Tirlebrook primary school and has a wealth of experience in primary education. We welcome her to our school community.

New Parent Governor Vacancy

Our Parent governor Michelle Prosser has stepped down as a governor due to the expansion of her work commitments. Whilst Michelle was only a governor for a short period her contributions and understanding of school finance was immense. I will be advertising the vacancy next week. Meanwhile if you feel you have the time and commitment to support the school with a particular strength in finance please consider putting yourself forward for election. For an informal chat or to know more about the role please contact me direct.


Please note that clubs start next week.


Uniform Orders have now arrived and are available for collection.

Community Centre Play Area

Can I please stress again with parents/child minders that the Community Centre play area is only for the pre-school children and not a public park. Sadly it was used over the holidays and damage has occurred. The climbing apparatus is not suitable for older children. Our insurance does not cover public use.


I hope you have found the recent term dates useful, below are a reminder of this month’s key dates.


Overview meetings

9th Year 6   at 5PM

10th Year 5 at  5PM

11th Year 4 at 5PM

12th Year 3 at 5PM

16th Year 2 at 5PM

17th Year 1 at 5PM

16th Year 4 Swimming

19th Year 6 WW2 Trip

30th Year 2 Kingswood Residential

Mrs C Scott