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Dear parents/carers

The sun is shining for the start of the holidays and it is lovely to see the children playing together. It is Mr Laidler’s last day today and we celebrated his time with us as part of our Friday Celebration worship. He was very moved and thankful for the gifts, cards and kind words especially from the children who said they would miss his happiness and of course the football! He will be greatly missed and I wish him every success and happiness in his new position. Mr Henderson will be covering until a replacement is appointed. The position has been advertised internally within the Council as part of the procedure and we will be shortlisting this week. Mrs Massey hopes to return after the holidays but is currently still poorly. I would like to thank Mrs Janette Ward who has worked very effectively with Mrs Mann this half term to ensure the consistency for the children. The class are working well with Mrs Ward and she is thoroughly enjoying being with us. Mrs Mann was very sorry that she was unable to hold the parent consultations which are being rearranged. It has been a busy term and we have enjoyed putting into practice some of the developments of the first term – marking and feedback policy, progression of skills, and assessment systems and we are already seeing a positive impact.  We are next term looking at home/school partnership and communication and would welcome a group of parents who would like to support this as part of a working group. If you are interested please e-mail the office and I will be in touch. Have a lovely holiday.

Mrs Denise Henry