Message from Mrs Anderson...

This has been an exceptionally busy week at school with the children being involved in many fun-learning opportunities. This has ranged from the tri-golf event to some children going to St Boniface for the day and then some of our reception class being involved in balanceability sessions every day.

As you are all aware we also had a two-day Diocesan Canonical Inspection where two inspectors visited the school and took part fully in all learning experiences, met with the children and interviewed many members of the school community. The children were absolutely amazing during the two days and we are all extremely proud of each and everyone of them. Once we have the final outcome from the two days we will let you have the details. I would like to just thank the children, staff and governors for all their support during the inspection.

Next Wednesday is our school sports day, we will look forward to you joining us for this exciting event. I know you have all received a letter this week from Mr Woodgates outlining the event. See you there with your running shoes on!

Staffing Update: I wanted to update you on staffing for September at St Paul’s as there are several changes. As you are aware Mr Potterton will be retiring at the end of the summer term- this is well deserved as he has been at the school for a long time! Mr Woodgates has secured a promotional move to another school. This is fantastic news for him and we all wish him well with this venture. Miss Endacott will be leaving to have her baby that is due in August.

We have just completed a very successful recruitment process for new teachers for September. Our new Assistant Head-teacher, working alongside Mrs Potterton and myself is Mrs Barnes, and there will be two other teachers Miss Hill and Miss Strong. The new teaching team has started working together in planning for the new academic year.

School reports will be coming out in the next ten days and with this the new class structure, teachers and teaching assistants working with each class.

School Farm: The summer break is approaching rapidly now and the school farm parents need some additional support to cover this period of time. If more people get involved in the care of the animals over the summer this makes the job more reasonable. It is a great opportunity for your children to be involved in caring for animals for a short period of time. Please can you contact Kate Jane if you can help and support through the school office.

New Intake: It was wonderful to welcome our new intake to foundation this week. Our new children had their first visits and seemed to settle very quickly. They all appeared to be very excited, happy and eager to talk. I would just like to welcome all our new children and families to our school- we are all looking forward to working with you.

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