'Leaders, staff and governors are strongly committed to pupils' safety and well-being.'
'Staff are united in their committment and ambition for all pupils to do their best.'
Ofsted May 2017
Abbots Way, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2ES.
Telephone: 01782 694580

Staffing Structure Sept 2017

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Staffing Structure for September 2017

After receiving the sad news about some voluntary redundancies, I now have to inform you that Mrs Lockey has decided to leave Friarswood.  Mrs Lockey will be leaving at the end of this school year.  She has been at the beginning of the children’s education here at Friarswood for many years, and will be missed by so many.   After lots of consideration, she has decided to move on from teaching and to try out something different.  We wish Mrs Lockey all the best with her new adventures.

Our other news is that Mrs Harris is pregnant.  Mrs Harris has been off school for a while due to pregnancy related issues.  We are not sure if she will be back in school before her maternity leave commences.  We will of course keep you informed regarding Mrs Harris.

Each year, staff are able to more around into different classes for their own professional development.  After considering various requests and each teachers expertise, the following structure is now in place for September.

Nursery – Miss Lawton (teacher) & Miss Goodwin (TA)
Please note that Miss Lawton is getting married at the beginning of July and will become Mrs Smith.

Reception – Mon & Tue -Mrs Cadwallader & Wed, Thu, Fri - Mrs Elkin (teachers) Mrs Rushton (TA)

Year 1 – Mrs Thornley (a supply teacher will be in place until Mrs Thornley comes back off maternity leave)

Year 2 – Mon & Tue -Mrs Travers & Wed, Thu, Fri – Miss Whalley (teachers)

Year 3 – Mr Hayes

Year 4 – Miss Coleman

Year 5 –  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu am - Mrs Sharman, Thu & Fri – Mrs Keating

Year 6 – Mrs Hartley

Teaching Assistants
The teaching assistants will be directed to work with specific children across the school.  They will support teachers during lessons where necessary and will run intervention groups.  As we progress through the year, this will almost certainly change due to the changing needs of the children.  Our TAs are Mrs Bebbington, Miss Goodwin, Dr Fletcher, Mrs Oliver and Mrs Hughes.
Miss Davies will continue leading the Better Reading Programme.