Archive for July 1st, 2005

1st July 2005

Friday, July 1st, 2005

Staffing from September:

Acting Deputy Headteacher

I am very pleased to announce that Julie Layzell has been appointed as temporary Deputy Headteacher for one term from September 2005. The permanent position will be advertised soon, and the person appointed will start in January 2006. As Mrs Layzell will be out of class the governors are appointing a temporary teacher for one term.

Anne Hadgkiss

From September 2005 Ms Hadgkiss has been seconded by Brighton and Hove LEA to teach at Whitehawk Primary School for one year. We wish Anne all the very best in this venture and hope that she enjoys this development opportunity. The governors will be appointing a teacher for one year to cover for the secondment period.

Learning Mentor

The school is also going to appoint a Learning Mentor, funded through Excellence in Cities Behaviour Improvement Programme.

Sam Priestman, who works part time as an Educational Assistant in Year 1, has been accepted on the Graduate Teacher Programme and will be working here as a trainee teacher from September.

Pyke House

The children in Year 4 are looking forward to their residential visit to Pyke House on 13th July. This is always a very popular trip. Please could we have any outstanding payments as soon as possible, or come to the office if there is a problem.

Truleigh Hill

This is a new venture for the school. Year 5 children are going away on a residential trip to the Youth Hostel at Truleigh Hill on the Downs. I am sure that it will be very enjoyable for all.

Well done to Sam Pearce in Year 1 for gaining his 25 metre swimming certificate. That’s such a long way Sam – well done!

Abseil for CLIC

As you may know, Julie Layzell, Julie Aldous, Mick Brazil and I are going to abseil 90ft down Peacehaven Cliffs in a sponsored event to raise funds for the CLIC (Caring for Children with Cancer) charity. This will be on Saturday 9th July at 9.45 a.m. We are all a little nervous about this, but are really keen to do it to show solidarity for Kaia, who is currently undergoing treatment for leukaemia in London.
We want to raise as much money as possible for the CLIC charity. CLIC makes a real difference to the every day lives of children who are living with cancer, and also supports their families. For example, they fund specialist social workers, hospital play specialists, special nurses, weekend activity breaks and many other services.
As a team we need to raise at least £400 between us – so PLEASE, PLEASE could we ask you to sponsor us as a team? Even if it’s one or two pounds, this will all add up. Sponsor forms are in the office. Thank very much you in advance for your support.

Playground Developments

There has been a lot of consultation with children, parents, staff and governors about how best to develop the playgrounds. £7,000 has been allocated from the school budget and MSSA has raised £2,300 towards this project. Mrs Brill has organised for playground company reps to draw up plans and give professional advice and quotes. If you would like to find out more about what will be happening in the first phase of the project, please come along to a meeting next Wednesday at 3.10 p.m. in the Family Room – all are welcome.