Dear Parents, Children and Friends,
I hope that you have enjoyed the summer holidays!
Firstly, I am delighted to inform you that I have returned to work after taking some time off to take care of my wife and family. Although there are still some challenges ahead of us, my wife Caroline is doing really well and while there are very few certainties in life, we are very positive and looking forward to the future!
On a personal note, I really appreciate the love and support everyone has shown our family over the last two years. Holy Trinity Primary School has been a massive part of my life for the last six years and it was very hard to take a step back from a job that I love, but I am delighted however that everyone has pulled together and kept the school moving forward – it has been an absolute pleasure to come back to work and I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!
When term starts you will see that our two new classrooms have been completed and are ready for your children – the contractors worked really hard to make sure that work was completed on time. This expansion of our school is, in effect, a new chapter in the history of our school – six years ago there were just about 150 children at Holy Trinity and there were empty classrooms…how times change! Many of our staff have been in and out of school during the summer to ensure that everything is ready for the next chapter in the history of our school – we hope you like the work that has been done.
This year we also welcome two new teachers – Miss Hannah Pegram and Mrs Hannah Rayner to Holy Trinity. We are very fortunate to have appointed two excellent teachers to join our established team; they have already made an impact in our school, bringing new skills and new ideas that will ultimately mean new opportunities for our children.
As you are aware, Mrs Barlow has decided to reduce her working week by taking retirement from her leadership role within the school. She will be back however, two days per week, purely as our SENCO; leading and managing all issues relating to Special Educational Needs and classroom support. We look forward to welcoming her back in October.
One thing I cannot say too much about is the recent OFSTED Inspection in July – OFSTED are clearly enjoying an extended summer holiday because the report has not yet been published. Rest assured, as soon as the report is published, we will let you know.
It is wonderful to be back! I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.