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Welcome back to the new school year

Welcome back to the new school year.  I hope everyone had a fabulous summer break and that you are all ready to start the year with new energy and excitement.


I am delighted to welcome Mrs Hetherton to the teaching team.  Mrs Hetherton previously worked as a health care nurse before coming into teaching.   We are all pleased to have her on the team and look forward to a great year ahead.


We have some exciting improvement projects planned for the year including the replacement of the old planters outside the Annex block.  I will keep you informed as things progress.


Opportunity to “Meet the Teacher”

We would like to invite you to meet your child’s teacher and see what is coming up this year.  We will be holding two half hour sessions on Thursday 15th of September:  at 3.30pm and at 6.30pm.  Both meetings will be informal and exactly the same so there is no need to attend both.  Please come along to the session that you find the easiest to attend.  Children are welcome to attend with you.  For those that cannot make it, a class newsletter will be distributed on the Friday.  Could you please let the office know if you would like to attend the later event at 6.30pm so we have an idea of numbers?


Early date for your diary:

Our first formal Parent’s Evening this year will be on Tuesday October 18th (3.30- 7.00) and Thursday October 20th (3.30 – 6.00).  Please put these dates in your diary.  Each class will have appointments on both evenings and appointment sheets will be provided nearer the time.


Goodbye and good luck!

It is with mixed emotion that I also must inform you of the following news.  There is no easy way to break it other than to simply say that Mrs Mason has been offered another job.  I am extremely sad for Woodcote School but delighted for Mrs Mason.  She will be moving on to work as the PA to the Finance Director at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham.  Mrs Mason’s last day with us will therefore be this Friday – 9th of September.


I know that all of you will want to join us in wishing her the very best of luck.  She will be missed by everyone.  We hope she will keep in touch and come to join us at events and celebrations in the future.

We will, consequently, be looking for a new school secretary. Alison will be difficult to replace. I will keep you informed of progress.  In the interim, please bear with us.


Kind regards,

Liz Hunt