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Message from the Headteacher
The end of every term is always extremely busy, and it often isn’t until the last few days that we are able to reflect on all of the wonderful achievements of the last term.
You will read in this newsletter about the many fantastic projects pupils have been working on and supporting. We are delighted to see the growing strength of the Student Council and the impact they are having around the School, Enrichment groups have worked hard to support local and national charity causes and our sporting teams have demonstrated skill and chameradary in winning (and not winning) with grace and resilience. It is definitely one of the highlights of my role to celebrate the heroes in our community.
Obviously we were all very disappointed that we were unable to invite parents and carers to the Christmas Show. Unfortunately, owing to the increasing size of our school community, we are now without a large space that can accommodate so many people. As a leadership team, we are exploring ways in which we can continue to invite all parents and carers to celebrate the achievements of our pupils and I apologise to those of you that were looking forward to the Christmas Show so much.
Looking forward to next term, we are excited to be welcoming several new staff and changes of role for some existing colleagues within the School. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Mrs Stevens in her successful appointment as Assistant Head (Head of Primary) and Mr Kelleher in his successful appointment as Deputy Head.
Could I ask that all parents and carers support next term’s focus within school to eliminate the use of phones and electronic devices during the school day. Unfortunately, there continues to be a few disruptive incidents of pupils using these during the school day, which is proving to negatively influence learning and can sometimes be unsafe. I trust you will join us in attempting to tackle this challenge as we start our new year.
It just remains for me to thank you all for being part of our wonderful community andcontinuing to support our pupils in every way you can.
I hope you all have a wonderful and happy Christmas!
Mrs Annabel Lilley – Headteacher.