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Changes to Staff


Dear Parent/Carer

We are writing to update you with a few staffing changes coming up – many of which you may already be aware of.


Mrs Benfield (India Class Teacher and Lower Key Stage 2 Leader) begins her maternity leave after half term. Mrs Ribbins (on Monday-Thursday) and Mr Sawyer (on Friday) will be covering her maternity leave. Mrs Hodges, Deputy Headteacher, will be taking on the role of SENCo whilst Mrs Ribbins is class based. Mrs Alabi will take the leadership role for the whole of Key Stage 2.


Mrs Hartridge, our family support worker, will be absent for a few months whilst she recovers from an operation, Mrs Hole will take over some of her duties during this time. Many of you will know Mrs Hole she is our manager for The Nest (breakfast and after school clubs).


Miss Boniface (Y2 teacher) will be leaving us at Easter and Mr Jackson (already known to Year 3) will join us after half term to shadow Miss Boniface and other team members in order to ensure a smooth transition for Greece class.


Finally, we are delighted to welcome Mrs Sheward, Mrs Domm, Miss Martin and (belatedly) Mrs Francome who join us as teaching assistants based across the school. I am sure you will join me in wishing all the best to those moving on or taking a break as well wishing our new members of staff a very warm welcome to the East Wichel family.


We hope you all have a happy, healthy and relaxing half term, we look forward to seeing you on Monday 24th February.


Mrs Phillips Head Teacher