As we return for a new school year it is important to reflect on the successes of our work together as a community and to look forward to ways we can provide an excellent education for our children.
In the Junior School we are delighted to welcome Mrs Adebayo to Year 5. I am sure you will extend a warm welcome to her and she joins our school family.
Parents will have noticed a large amount of improvement work taking place on both sites. Whilst the major work is to the reception area of the Infant School building, the Governors of the Trust have been planning strategically to improve provision for the children's play areas in the Junior School. Old fitness and trim trail equipment has been removed to create more space for the children to play and the area to the rear of our swimming pool is now open and will be used for PE teaching at lunch times for all year groups.
We have invested in professionals at lunch times to deliver tailored programmes for our children to focus on key physical skills, and I am sure that when this programme begins next week the children will have lots to say about it.
In a large school community we always celebrate the lives of the dear departed, and over teh summer holiday we learned of the passing of Mrs Anne McAlinden. Mrs McAlinden was a long-serving teacher at the Junior School in the 1970s and 1980s. We remember her family in our prayers at this time. RIP.