On the last day of term we said farewell to some staff.
Mrs Barlow is retiring from her role as SENCO. Mrs Barlow has been a committed and dedicated member of our team for more than a decade and her management and development of Special Educational Needs at Holy Trinity has helped mould the inclusive and positive atmosphere we enjoy today. Whilst Mrs Barlow’s absence will be felt deeply by everyone at Holy Trinity I am sure you will join me in wishing her a long and happy retirement.
Miss Pegram is also be leaving Holy Trinity to take up a new post which will help her further her career. Whilst we are very sad to lose Miss Pegram it is important to recognise that teachers thrive upon career progression and sometimes they do need to move away in order to fulfil their aspirations. Miss Pegram will be sorely missed; she is an excellent teacher and has worked so hard over the last two years, giving so many children an excellent start to their school lives. We wish her every success for the future.
Finally, we will temporarily bid farewell to Miss McCullough as she starts her period of maternity leave. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Miss McCullough and her partner Gary a smooth transition into parenthood and we look forward to some lovely news very, very soon! Miss McCullough will be greatly missed, she is an outstanding teacher and a key member of our team, but we very much look forward to her return in 2014.
Due to Miss McCullough’s period of maternity leave and the fact that Key Stage Two will be expanding in September, we have strengthened our teaching team with the addition of two new teachers: Miss Louise Warren and Miss Charlotte Salisbury. Miss Warren and Miss Salisbury have come to us with excellent references and they have a wide range of additional skills in foreign languages and the arts that will provide even more opportunities for our children. Our children have met their new teachers and Miss Salisbury and Miss Warren have been in school over the last few weeks in order to get to know their new classes and familiarise themselves with our way of working.