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A message from the Executive Headteacher, Mr W Scriven

Dear Parents and Carers

It is almost Christmas! I felt that the Christmas season really began once we had our school carol concert at our church. It was a wonderful and prayerful service, reminding us all about the true meaning of Christmas. It is always made extra special each year because it is led by pupils from our Catholic feeder schools as well as from our school. This beautiful service, showcasing the talents of our musicians and the staff who work with them, brings our community together to enjoy our favourite carols, be reminded of key Christmas messages and feel inspired by the solo and ensemble performances of our musicians and actors. My thanks go to all those who organised it and took part. Such important events always take a lot of work for those people involved, it is hugely appreciated.

I am sure you will share with me as I thank the staff for their hard work this term. Their total commitment to the children in the day to day life in school is astonishing. Many thanks also for the work that governors, who are all volunteers, commit to ensure that our school is the best it can be.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this half term standing in for your Head Teacher Mrs Le Caplain. I am pleased to be able to say that she has made a great recovery and will be starting full time again in January. The Trust has asked if I am able to continue supporting the school during the rest of the academic year on a part time basis. I have enjoyed my work with the staff and students and if my wife agrees, I am looking forward to continuing next term.

As we reflect on the true magnitude of Christ’s birth again this Christmas, let us remind ourselves about the importance of small acts of kindness, it is often the little things that are so important. Let us embrace this by ensuring that we enjoy ourselves safely but also take time to look out for those nearest and dearest to us and those less fortunate than ourselves. Let us remind ourselves that whatever our beliefs, Christmas is a time of year when the spirit of human kindness means so much for ourselves and others. I hope that despite all the preparations, that you are able to take time for each other, remember the true meaning of Christmas and spend time with family and friends.

God Bless

Bill Scriven