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Farewells and new staff arrangements

Dear parents / carers.


Often, as we come to the end of a school term we have to say a few goodbyes. Unfortunately, this term is no exception and it is with huge regret that we will be saying farewell to a number of our fantastic staff members. Miss Barrett (year 3 teacher), Mrs Kirkpatrick (year 3 teacher) and Miss Ellison (teaching assistant) will all be leaving us for pastures new at the end of this term.


I am sure you will join me in thanking them for all the hard work and commitment they have given to Drapers Mills Primary Academy and for everything they have done for the school in their time with us. They have all been with us for a number of years (Miss Barrett has been with the school since 2002 !!!) and their contribution to our school's recent successes cannot be measured.


We are losing good friends and we wish them all the very best for the future and they will be sorely missed.


This will mean that as from January there will be some changes to the adults teaching in some of the classes. These have been highlighted below: -


Reception: Mrs Baker (Carle) and Mrs Urban (Murphy)

Year 1: Mrs Feuillatre (Freedman) and Mrs Olive (Donaldson)

Year 2: Mrs Bratch (Butterworth) and Mrs Taylor (Andreae)

Year 3: Mrs Hurley & Miss Pope (Browne) and Miss Moore (Blyton)

Year 4: Mr Chantler (Allsburg) and Mrs Marks (Baddiel)

Year 5: Mrs Osborne (Tsang) and Ms Rees (Sachar)

Year 6: Mrs Jennings-Payne (Rowling) and Miss Lehan (Cowell)


The children will be meeting their new teachers before they break up for the Christmas holidays.


Mr J Manclark