It's so great to see so many fresh faces back this September. We hope you've had a restful break and made heaps of lovely memories with your families. Our school has been a hive of activity over the summer, with many staff coming in to de-clutter, paint, clean and prepare classrooms and shared spaces - many thanks to all who gave up their time. We've noticed some incredible behaviour already this week and such enthusiasm in classes; we cannot wait to see what the children will produce in their work this year!
We welcome three new staff members to our teaching team this year with the absence of: Mrs Carpenter (busy looking after baby Harry), Mrs Tinker taking up a Deputy Headship at Uphill, Mrs Taylor's departure from teaching and Miss Stevens taking on some of the Acting Executive Head duties.
Miss Chloe Lawson has commenced her new post as Class 5 teacher, Mrs Pippa Skelton is teaching Class 4 one and a half days per week until Christmas and Mrs Julia Ham is teaching Class 1 two days per week.
For your information, our Designated Safeguarding Lead across the Federation is Mrs Victoria Sheppard with Miss Angie Stevens deputising in her absence. If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either of them.
Finally, we would just like to wish everyone a very happy and positive start to the new school year. We are very honoured to be looking after our two wonderful schools until the arrival of our new Headteacher in January.
Angie Stevens, Clair Morris, Andrea Muxworthy
Co-Acting Executive Headteachers