It was lovely to see the Year 6 children back in school on Monday after their adventurous week in sunny Dorset. From the tales that I heard, many fears had been faced, challenges accomplished and a great deal of water thrown in the process! As ever, I am indebted to the dedication of Summercroft staff who put their own family lives on hold so that they can take the children away for the week. From the feedback I have received, the Year 6 parents have very much appreciated the care shown to their sons and daughters whilst at Osmington Bay. So publicly, I add my thanks to theirs: Mrs Richardson, Mr Carter, Mrs Dawson, Mrs Perry, Mrs Moore, Mr Gapper and Mrs Gapper—thank you!
Staffing for September
Sadly for us, Mr Purser and Miss MacKinnon will be leaving the teaching team at the end of July. We wish them all the very best for the next stages of their careers as they hop over the border to Essex and thank them sincerely for all that they have done for our children. Three teachers are joining us in September and their allocated classes are outlined in a separate letter. Please do extend a warm welcome to: Miss Ella O’Leary, Ms Hazel Lynch and Mrs Jessica Whieldon. We hope that they are very happy joining the Summercroft family.
In addition, Mrs Alex Rowe will be leaving the admin team and we will all miss the knowledge that she carries of our families, her immense sense of humour and her attention to detail. She has been a valued member of staff who works tirelessly in the background to support the teachers and children on a daily basis—thank you, Alex.
On Thursday morning, it appears that a member of our school community upset a local resident so much in Ascot Close that the school office had to field a very angry phone call. Once again, I ask that you park with due consideration. ‘Running late’ or ‘I’ll only be a minute,’ is just not good enough. It needs to stop. There are 2 numbers that I encourage residents to use to report such matters:
01279 655261 to report blocked driveways (or email firstname.lastname@example.org) and 01992 533165 to contact PCSO Scott Rome to report parking issues.
The sounds of the Year 6 play ‘Olivia’ have been echoing around the KS2 building and we’re looking forward to the grand production on Wednesday 11th July. Thank you in advance for making arrangements to drop and collect from the Rhodes Centre. I know it requires some juggling but I’m sure you’ll agree, it is a wonderful (and air conditioned!) venue for the children to perform in.
A massive thank you to the PTA for working so hard and efficiently to organise the Summer Fair this Sunday. I’m sure to see lots of you and, yes, I will be serving Pimms, Beer etc—I wouldn’t want to break with tradition!