I am delighted to inform you that we have appointed Mrs Bev Casewell to teach Class 3, after Christmas, when Mrs Heather will sadly be leaving St John’s. (Mrs Casewell taught Year 1 as part of her teacher training last year, and is at present is completing her final teaching practice in Class 3, where again she is proving herself to be a talented and highly effective teacher.)

We received 16 applications for this post and shortlisted two candidates for interview, both of whom impressed us with their effective, creative teaching. Therefore, in addition we are delighted to be able to appoint Mrs Liddy Clark, a very experienced teacher, to join our school team. Year 2 are currently enjoying her teaching them on Tuesdays while Miss Pitman is out of school completing a 6 week course. Next term Mrs Clarke will be carrying out specialist focused group teaching as well as working with the senior leadership team in areas of school development.