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Janis Radcliffe, Headteacher

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December 2018

  • NEWS - 14 DECEMBER 2018

    Published 14/12/18

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    Here we are already! It is the end of term and time has flown!   

    This extended newsletter is full of information about each class’s learning themes this term, so I will try to keep my own piece very short and to the point.

    One thing I should mention is that I have received reports of a number of children cycling to school without proper lighting on their bicycles. If your child is one such cyclist, please would you check that they have fully functioning lights and that they are using them properly. The mornings are becoming increasingly dark!

    On behalf of all the staff of St Mary’s School, thank you for your generous gifts, cards, kind words of encouragement and continuing support. I should particularly like to thank members of the PTA and those of you who have supported children’s reading or who have helped with school trips, transport to sporting events and fund-raising initiatives this term. Your help is greatly valued and very much appreciated. By working together, we continue to make progress and children are inevitably flourishing.

    I should also like to thank my hard working colleagues; every one of them is important to the smooth running of the organisation and every one of them goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that children have the opportunities they deserve and enjoy.

    Whilst I don’t often single out individuals for a special mention, it would be remiss of me not to point out that Mrs Kay Bedford has been at the school for 30 years this year! Thank you and well done, Mrs Bedford; that ticks all the boxes for perseverance, resilience and staying power! Mrs Bedford was very much in the limelight earlier this week when, along with our three wonderful chefs (Mrs Lowman, Mrs Swift and Miss Pocock), she planned, prepared and presented a wonderful festive lunch for the whole school! Delicious!

    Finally, all that remains is for me to wish you all:-

     A Very Merry Christmas

    and a Happy New Year!

    Stay safe, warm and close to family, friends and loved-ones this Christmas.

    We look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 7th January 2019.

    Best wishes

    Janis Radcliffe

    Head Teacher


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December 2018