It has been brilliant to see all our children and families again after the summer break. The children have settled back into work and routines so quickly and I am delighted with such an excellent start to the new school year. Our Reception teachers, Mrs Sarah Hawker and Miss Jade Stephenson, have been busy getting to know our new children through a series of home visits before our new intake starts school next week. I am sorry to announce that term has started without two of our very popular and well-known members of staff, Mrs Solly and Miss Hill. Unfortunately, Mrs Solly’s husband is not well and Miss Hill was taken ill while on holiday. I am sure you will join me in sending them both our warmest wishes, hoping that they can be back with us as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you do need to come to our office, you will meet Mrs Donna Fenton or Mrs Tracy Small, who have kindly offered to provide temporary cover.