I hope everyone has had a really good break and is coming back refreshed. It doesn’t seem to be 5 minutes since we were finishing the Summer term but here we are again at the start of a new school year. A lot has been accomplished during the holidays in terms of restructuring and making sure that the school is fit and ready for the new term and we are all ready and set to go!
First and foremost we are welcoming Miss Jessica Hilliard as our new Junior teacher. Having worked with her in setting up things for the new term I am sure that she will continue the good work and that the children have a huge amount to look forward to in her class. I am aware that because the appointment was made right at the end of the Summer Term parents have not had a chance to meet Miss Hilliard and so we have arranged an after school social on Wednesday 14th September. Please come and join us for a cup of tea and a chat after school.
The change in Junior staffing will require a change in Management Days for this term at least. Miss Hilliard will be teaching in the Juniors on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with Mr Roberts taking the class on Tuesdays. The arrangements for the Infants remain as they were last term, with Mrs Pawley teaching Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mr Roberts for the rest of the week. Management non contact is therefore now all day Monday and Wednesday morning.
In terms of our other vacancies, you will be aware that we are looking for a Breakfast Club Assistant (6 hours per week) and a Cleaner in Charge (13.5 hours per week. These posts have been advertised with a closing date of 18th September and details can be found at https://recruitment.powys.gov.uk/ . Alternatively you can contact school for details or for an informal chat about either or both of the posts.
We are extending specialist PE support from Activ8 to the Infants as well as the Juniors. Their new coach Karl starts in the middle of September and will be joining us on Wednesday afternoons from then on.
Another change is the fact that we are welcoming the Juniors back into the main building as numbers in the class have reduced to a level which means that they can be accommodated in the Class 3 classroom. We have moved the staff room area and this has allowed us to enlarge the library to provide breakout space for groups and better access to both fiction and non fiction collections.
We have a lot of exciting things planned for this term, both in school and ‘on the road’. We need to make arrangements for some of these before we can finalize dates but further details will be out as soon as possible. One to remember for this half of term though – a Bags 2 School collection on October 10th, so if you have any old clothes etc. please hang on to them until then.
Here’s looking forward to a good term!