Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to the first Newsletter of the Summer Term, and I hope you had an enjoyable time in the sunshine with your children over the Easter Break, which for us at school already feels like a very long time ago! As you know, on the day we all returned to start the new term we were notified that the school’s long-awaited Ofsted Inspection would take place the following day, so on 24-25 April we hosted a team of 3 inspectors.
I want to thank all those parents and carers who contributed to ParentView and/or spoke with the inspection team, and we now await the written inspection report that will be made available to you shortly before it appears on the Ofsted website.
Mr Thomas Moudiotis, Brunswick’s new Deputy Head Teacher, has been getting to know the staff, children and school community, as is Miss Amy Rodger, our new teacher in Year 3. Both have made a great start and are valuable additions to Brunswick’s staff team. Our fabulous music teacher, Mrs Paula Hales, leaves us temporarily on Friday 10 May – this coming Friday – to start her maternity leave. Her baby girl is due in June, and we wish her luck and all the very best for her baby’s safe arrival. Music is valued very highly at Brunswick Park, and Mrs Hales’ teaching will be covered by a specialist teacher for the duration of her leave. The children will be introduced to Mr Owen Smalley on Thursday and Friday of this coming week, who will teach music in Mrs Hales’ absence.
Finally, come and join us in a bit of sporting activity! Many children are joining in enthusiastically with our Wednesday morning 15-minute mile, as you will see below, and we need as many adult role models as possible to show that a bit of a jog isn’t a chore and is actually quite good fun. A couple of laps around the
playground at a gentle pace show the children that exercise can be enjoyed by everyone. Andrew also currently has spaces for children for some after school activities; more details below. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday at 08:40 on the KS2 playground. Go on, you know you want to….
With best wishes for a peaceful and enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend,
Susannah Bellingham, Head Teacher