A Message From Joanne Crocker
Dear Parents and Carers,
We have been so proud of the children as they have navigated yet another extraordinary year. They have shown courage, resilience and above all an incredibly positive attitude to all the challenges they have faced. We are particularly proud of our year six leavers: Ruben, Jude, William, Luke, Jasmine and Amelia, who have all contributed so much to the life of the school and been a joy to teach. We will miss them all so much, but know they are ready to begin their next adventure. We would also like to wish Callum and Elliott good luck as they transfer to a new school. We wish them all happiness in their futures.
We have other goodbyes we need to say this year too. Firstly, Mrs Rosemary Pitkin and Mr Kevin Warr will be retiring this year. With more than 50 years dedicated service to the school between them, it is safe to say we will be missing two extremely valued members of our school family. Please come back and visit us.
Another goodbye is for Miss Lambert as she moves to Oxfordshire to start a new chapter in her life. We will miss you Lucy, but wish you every success in your future.
As much as we hate saying goodbye, we enjoy welcoming new team members and from September we will have new faces around the school. Mr Matthew Maisey will be sharing the teaching in Squirrel Class and Mrs Samantha Poole will be joining Hedgehog Class as their new Learning Support Assistant. We have already had the pleasure of Miss Paige Aherne starting with us in June as our new mid-day supervisor, she has already settled in and can often be seen refereeing a football game.
From September, we will remove our staggered timings and continue to greet the children at the school gate. School will open at 8.45am with lessons starting at 8.55am. The school day will end at 3.15pm for all children. Pre-school will open at 9.00am and close at 3.00pm.
Finally, all that remains is to wish you all a very happy, safe summer and we look forward to seeing you all back in September.
Assistant Executive Head of the Small Schools’ Hub