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Newsletter 20th November - Issue 11

Dear Parents and Carers

We are proud to say that our...

  • Stars of the week in Dragonfly class are: Zara and Preston
  • Stars of the week in Otter class are: Freya and Orla
  • Stars of the week in Kingfisher class are: Eleanor and Isabelle
  • Head teacher’s award/Team point winners are: Jack B, Owain C and Harley T
  • Swimmer of the week is: James S

Message from Miss Flatley

What a week! This has been an extremely busy week for everyone, with two parents’ evenings, many organisational meetings and Dragonfly’s play being sorted out. Hopefully the right tickets ended up with the right people.

Obviously the topic on everyone’s lips is concerned with staffing arrangements for January and ensuring as much consistency as possible for the children. I would like to assure you that the children in Otter Class will continue to be taught by Mrs Smith and Mrs Mullen. In Dragonfly Class there are already arrangements in place and I will be able to confirm this with you next week, once we have all of the paperwork finalised. What I can say is that there will be far less change than you think! For Kingfisher Class, we are in the process of making sure that the right teacher replaces me, as we don’t want to rush into any permanent, full time appointments.

In terms of finding a new Head Teacher, the Governing Board, myself and the Local Authority are working hard behind the scenes to appoint an excellent leader, who will be able to steer our lovely school in the right direction. This is a wonderful opportunity for Pensford and we need to be optimistic about changes. (However, I completely recognise that they aren’t easy!) The Local Authority have been extremely supportive in this matter and have already been in contact with some potential Interim Head Teachers. I know that waiting is difficult, but I promise that you are being informed of everything as quickly as possible, throughout this process.

In the meantime, I shall continue to be in the office for next week while our supply teacher, Mrs Lynda Bills, continues to take excellent care of my gorgeous class. I have been assured that after next week, I should be able to return to teaching, but I will keep you updated on this.

Next week, I will be out of school on Monday, but from Tuesday I will be spending some time team teaching with Mrs Mullen and working closely with Mrs Britton to support her work in class. As always, if you have any concerns or questions please come and see me; my door is always open.

Have a lovely, restful weekend.

Children In Need Fundraising

The non uniform day and after school bake sale raised £72.52 which will be sent to Pudsey. Thank you to Mrs King and her team, for organising and running the sale. It is much appreciated.

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