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Newsletter 30.06.2023

Dear Parents and Carers,


Just a further reminder that the junior children will need to be collected from the Cavendish Hall this afternoon after their show rehearsal. Please collect infant children from school first and then any juniors afterwards. The school bus children will be collected from the Cavendish hall. 


Sports Day

Thank you to all those who were able to join us for Sports day on Wednesday afternoon. The event was a great success, and the children were all brilliant! We received lots of lovely comments from people about the high levels of sportsmanship on display as well as a healthy competitive spirit too! The children's behaviour was excellent throughout and the way in which they supported and encouraged one another was real testament to how our school values are 'lived out' within our community. 

Our House winners this year were Hartington with Devonshire only one point behind them as 'runners up'. The 'Sportsmanship' trophy was awarded to Cavendish this year -well done everybody! 


Appointment of new Learning Support Assistant

I'm delighted to say that following an interview process this week, Mrs Allinson was appointed to the role of Learning Support Assistant in the infant class from September. Mrs Allinson currently works as a mid-day supervisor and also runs our gardening club. She is a popular member of our staff team already and we are very much looking forward to supporting her in her new role. Mrs Allinson will also continue to work as a mid-day supervisor for three days per week. 

Miss Fowles will be leaving us at the end of this term, so we thank her for the work she has done since she joined us in February, and we send her our best wishes for the future. 


Class information for September

I am now in a position to let you know who will be teaching in each class from September. As you know, Mrs Thompson will be beginning her maternity leave in October. We are interviewing in a couple of weeks for a maternity cover teacher and as soon as an appointment is made, we will share those details with you. 


Mrs Anderson will move to teach the infant children in September and will increase her hours further once Mrs Thompson begins her maternity leave to work all day from Monday-Thursday. This will provide good continuity for our youngest children and ensure that there are no big changes for them part way through next term.


Mrs Thompson will primarily teach in Y3 and Y4 until she begins her maternity leave. This will be a good transition for the Y3s who will transition to the juniors with Mrs Thompson alongside them. Once we have appointed a maternity cover teacher, we will send out a revised timetable for the Y3s and Y4s with more information.


EYFS/KS1 class
Teacher Teaching Assistants
Monday Mrs Anderson Mrs Smail, Miss Dennis, Mrs Allinson
Tuesday Mrs Anderson Mrs Smail, Miss Dennis, Mrs Allinson
Wednesday Mrs Anderson Mrs Smail, Miss Dennis, Mrs Allinson
Thursday Mrs Thompson

(*once Mrs Thompson goes on maternity leave...Mrs Anderson will increase her hours to work on a Thursday)
Mrs Smail, Miss Dennis, Mrs Allinson
Friday Miss Davison (am)

Mrs Townsend (pm)
Miss Dennis and Mrs Allinson


Y3 and Y4  

Teacher Teaching Assistants
Monday Mrs Thompson Mrs Dowding (am)
Tuesday Mrs Thompson Mrs Dowding (am)
Wednesday Mrs Thompson Mrs Dowding (am)
Thursday Mrs Townsend Mrs Dowding (am)
Mrs Townsend (am)

Mrs Thompson (pm)
Mrs Dowding (am)


Y5 and Y6  Teacher Teaching Assistants
Monday Miss Davison (all day) Mrs Dowding and Mr Sparks (am)
Tuesday Mrs Field (all day) Mrs Dowding and Mr Sparks (am)
Wednesday Mrs Field (am)

Mrs Townsend (pm)
Mrs Dowding and Mr Sparks (am)
Thursday Mrs Field (Y6- am)
Miss Davison (Y5- am)

Miss Davison-pm
Mrs Dowding and Mr Sparks (am)
Mrs Field (am)

Miss Davison (pm)
Mrs Dowding and Mr Sparks (am)

Whole school transition morning- Tuesday 4th July

On Tuesday morning, the children will be taught in their new classes which they will be in in September. Our new Reception children will be joining us for the morning and the Y6s will be at Lady Manners for their transition day. 


Mrs Anderson will be teaching the infant children on Tuesday morning, Mrs Thompson will teach Y3/Y4 and Mrs Field will teach Y5/Y6. The children will be back in the usual classes for the afternoon. Y3 swimming will also run as usual.



NEU Strike days- Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July

The National Education Union (NEU) has announced two further days of strike action next week on Wednesday 5th July and Friday 7th July. 


Our school will remain open. However, as a large number of our staff are members of the NEU, strike action could result in your child being taught by a different teacher on Wednesday and Friday next week.


Y6 trip to Carsington Water

Just a reminder that the Y6s will need to bring all their things for our afternoon of watersports on Monday afternoon at Carsington. Please collect your child from school at 4.30pm.


Wishing you a lovely weekend and thank you for your ongoing support,

Mrs E Bond


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