December Newsletter

20th December

20th December 2017

 Dear Parents/Carers,

It’s been a long term but a successful one. Next term then becomes very short! There are just a few staffing items to mention before we break up.

Mr Fanning
We say farewell to Mr Fanning this week as he heads off to take charge of a Primary School in Hampshire. We will miss him and we wish him well. I’m sure he’ll be a huge success, and they’re a lucky school to get him. As for Copnor’s Panto Dame in 2018, I think we’ll need to start auditioning from January!

Years 2 and 3 staffing
We are going to have a little bit of a change in January; but nothing that should alarm anyone. Mrs Riley in 2ER is going to have to step down to three days per week, but we are very lucky that we can accommodate this without much disruption at all.
We now have Miss Griggs in 3MD sharing with Mrs Doherty and she has proved a great success. So, we are going to step Miss Griggs up to being full-time in 3MD, and Mrs Doherty will move into Year 2 to share 2ER with Mrs Riley.
Mrs Doherty is used to teaching in Y2 and knows the curriculum well so should slot in easily.
I’m sorry for this disruption but the children will hopefully not be affected too much.

Miss Carr
When we return in January Miss Carr in Year 6 will have disappeared to be replaced by Mrs Miles, who will look and sound identical! We wish Miss Carr a lovely wedding day.

Future Dates

8th January       First day of term

9th January       Parents group 14:15-15:00 (chance to informally ask general questions)

9th January       Informal chance for parents to look at children’s books after school

10th January     Tour of school for potential parents into Year R in September 2018

16th January     Y4 Residential Visit to Sayers Croft

9th February     Last day of term


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Kind regards,

Mr D Brawley.