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Staffing Changes for 2014

posted 12 Dec 2013, 13:56 by J Croxon   [ updated 14 Dec 2013, 00:05 ]

At the end of this term we will be saying farewell to Mrs Garratt, who will be leaving us to have her first child, after serving as a delightful teacher for 6 wonderful years.  She has been a pleasure to have around and we wish her well for the future.

In addition, Miss Hamilton has been fortunate in securing a teaching post closer to her home and will be leaving us too.  We'd like to thank her for her time at the academy.

Mrs Wilkes, who has been with us for 9 years, and has served as a Teaching Assistant, Parent Governor, Breakfast Club Supervisor and Lunchtime Supervisor will also be leaving us to take a career change as manager of wrap around care. We'd also like to thank her for her invaluable contribution and wish her the best in her new post.

As a result of a number of staff leaving us at the end of this term it has been necessary for the Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body to review the provision of teaching and leadership within the academy, to ensure the best opportunities are provided to all pupils.  

We have explored a number of options to ensure consistency and continuity of teaching and learning for the remainder of the academic year and have decided upon the following changes:

Mrs Newton, who has joined us in September to support the progress and development of Early Years & Foundation Stage, will now also teach a Reception class.

We are delighted to confirm Mr Haw, who is already familiar to our pupils as a P.E. Co-ordinator, will join the Early Years & Foundation Stage, also as a Reception teacher.

Mrs Hopkins, our experienced Teaching Assistant will move into Reception and support both Reception classes.

We also welcome Mrs Bevan who has joined us as a Nursery teacher, for Bears, Parrots and Tigers.

We appreciate there is a significant change however we are confident all pupils will continue to receive the best possible provision at Lea Forest Primary Academy.

J Croxon,
12 Dec 2013, 13:56