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  • 22/01/19

    January 2019

    Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)   Our new term is now in full swing and I am pleased to say that it has started in a very focused and purposeful manner. Just prior to your children returning, the staff at St. Mary’s embarked on some important training and professional development...
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  • 14/12/18

    December 2018

    Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s) As this term draws to a close, I am writing to thank you for the support you continue to give to us at St. Mary’s. The autumn term tends to be a busy one and this year is no exception! It was lovely to see our former Year 11’s return to St. Mary’s l...
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  • 25/10/18

    October 2018

    Dear Parents/Carers As the end of this first half-term approaches, I am writing to thank you for your ongoing support during what has been a busy yet very productive time at school. Our new Year 7 pupils have settled incredibly well into life at St Mary’s and they are already making a gr...
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  • 07/09/18

    September 2018

    Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s) I am writing to welcome you to a new academic year at St. Mary’s and I hope that you all had a restful and enjoyable summer holiday. It’s with great pleasure that we welcome our new students in Year 7 and we will do everything we possibly can to make their t...
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  • 16/07/18

    July 2018

    Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s) As the academic year draws to an end, I would just like to thank the staff, students and you all for the support I have received in my first term as Headteacher of St. Mary’s. I have thoroughly enjoyed being here during what has been a busy yet productive end to t...
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  • 23/05/18

    May 2018

    Dear Parents/Carers At the time of writing, I am just starting the final week of my first half-term at St. Mary’s.  I can’t quite believe how quickly the first few weeks have gone but I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. I have been using the initial weeks of my Head...
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  • 17/04/18

    April 2018

    Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s)   I am writing to introduce myself as Head teacher at St. Mary’s and to say what a privilege it is to have the opportunity to lead here.  I am very excited to start and now have the first couple of days under my belt!  Everyone has been incredibly w...
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  • 26/03/18

    Easter 2018

    Dear Parents and Carers   As we approach the end of a short and very busy term I want to thank you all for your support during my interim period as Acting Headteacher. I have appreciated all of your kind messages and encouragement. I am also grateful for your co-operation with the teachin...
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  • 15/01/18

    January 2018

    Dear Parents / Carers On behalf of all staff at St Mary’s I wish you a happy New Year. It has been a hectic start to the new term.  I had just started to work closely with Stuart Wetson, the new Head Teacher, who starts after the Easter holiday, when I received a call last Wednesday...
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  • 18/12/17

    December 2017

    Final Goodbye   It is Monday morning and my last full day at St Mary’s with children present. It is a very strange feeling after eighteen years at the school. However, despite the strangeness of it all, I can say that it has been a privilege to serve the community that is St Mary...
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  • 08/11/17

    November 2017

    Last Days Recently I did a rough calculation to work out how many days teaching I have completed. Assuming a 195 day school year, it comes to in excess of 8,100 days in a 42 year career. Of that I have been a head teacher for over 4,200 days. As I write I have just 22 working days remaining. To c...
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  • 18/07/17

    July 2017

    As the summer holiday looms ever near, the pace at St Mary’s barely seems to relent. Sports Day has been completed for another year, reward trips have come and gone and there have been a number of other extra-curricular outings and events. Now it is time for the annual Eisteddfod to start, the...
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