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Week Ending 28th June 2019


Current attendance results are as follows:


1st place goes to Violet 2 for 100% attendance.

2nd place goes to Indigo 1 for 99.6% attendance.

3rd place goes to Yellow 2 for 97.4% attendance.


Weekly update…


What a busy week in school! All the children have completed the final assessments of the academic year. We look forward to gathering all the data and compiling this information into the end of year reports for you.


On Thursday, the Year 1 ‘space centre’ trip took place. I am told that the children had a wonderful time and they represented the school and themselves well. They learnt lots about the topic of space and of course, this supplemented their studies. I am very proud of them.


In addition, Mr Leyshon also took some KS1 children to Brookhill Leys for a football tournament yesterday. This was a non-competitive event within the family of schools, but I am told that our children were driven and were eager to win the matches and do their absolute best when representing their school. Once again, I am very proud of them all.


I would like to thank all the teacher’s for the opportunities they provide for our children and the experiences that they receive whilst here at school.


As the end of term is on the horizon, I thought I would inform you of recent staffing changes and the teaching structure for September 2019.


Over the last term, we have unfortunately received two resignations from teaching staff. Miss Busby and Mr Fisher have taken the decision to fly the Greasley nest and spread their wings – taking on extra responsibilities in other schools, whilst also choosing to work closer to home. Both Miss Busby and Mr Fisher have been at the school for the majority of their teaching career and they have been great members of the team. Over the years, they have taught many children and have provided them with an education that will stay with them for many years to come. We are deeply saddened to be losing such regarded and well-respected members of Team GB. However, I think you will join me in wishing them the very best of luck in their new ventures.


Interviews have now taken place for staffing for September 2019 and we are also excited about having three new teachers joining the teaching team (one of which will also cover Miss Atamaniuk’s maternity leave, which I shared with you all last half term).


I can now provide further information regarding the teaching structures for September 2019. I can also confirm that all classes are due to be split next year and your child will find out who their new class teacher is when they receive their school report. For now, I can confirm that teachers will be teaching in the following year groups:


Year group

Class teachers for September 2019


Miss Manson (Assistant Head Teacher) & Miss Baker (Mrs Bold as of September 2019 as she gets married over the summer) (Job share)

Miss Hanson

Miss Atamaniuk (Reception support until maternity leave)

Year 1

Miss Schofield & Mrs Barrowcliffe

Year 2

Mrs Clarke (Assistant Head Teacher) & Miss Brown

Year 3

Mr Leyshon

Mrs Henshaw & Mrs Padley (job share)

Year 4

Miss Martin & Miss Thompson (Mrs Clarke as of September 2019 as she gets married over the summer)  

Year 5

Mrs Parnell & Mr Khan

Year 6

Mrs Jamson (Deputy Head Teacher) & Mr Honey (job share)

Miss Marvin


Mrs Stevenson (SENCO), TB Sports and TAs will cover the majority of the PPA time for teachers.

Teaching Assistants for each year group are yet to be finalised.

Nurture provision is to be provided by Mrs Timson, Mrs Bexon, Mrs Lowe and Mrs Blackbourn.

Mrs Snelling has been appointed as Family SENCo for all 5 of the Eastwood Schools and will commence her role in September.


Reports will be going out on Friday 12th July 2019. Children will then spend the day learning with their new teacher on the 15th July as part of transition. On Thursday 18th July, we will also be opening our doors for a very informal open afternoon/evening. This will enable you to view the work of your child (with them personally). No appointments will be needed and this is purely a ‘drop-in’ session for you to see your child’s work for the final time this year. This will take place from 2pm until 5pm. If a one to one conversation is needed with your child’s teacher, then speak to them personally so that they can then arrange a time for you between 3.15pm and 5pm.


Any questions or queries, please feel to ask.


Have a great weekend everyone, and I look forward already to another super week next week

Warm regards,


Michelle Bates

Head Teacher