Mrs Husband and Mrs Downes will be leaving us for a little while in order to have their babies.
We would also like to congratulate Miss Grundy on her forthcoming wedding. We hope she has a wonderful day and look forward to her returning to school as Mrs Gosling.
Mr Mathew’s role is changing in September as he takes on new responsibilities at our partner primary schools Hanley Swan and Kempsey. Fortunately he will still be at Hanley Castle for a day a week and will remain heavily involved in practices and with school teams.
Sadly, as always at this time of year, Hanley Castle is saying farewell to some members of staff.
This summer sees us saying farewell to Mrs Blades, Mrs Walters, Mr Edwards and Miss Price. We thank them all for their contribution to our school and wish them every success and happiness in their new lives.
We are also saying farewell to Mrs Dunstall. Mrs Dunstall has not been in school this year as she has had a baby. She has eventually decided not to return to Hanley Castle, at least not yet, and we all wish her every happiness as she enjoys family life.
Sadly, we are also saying a farewell to Mrs Burks, who has worked for many years in Aspire. Mrs Burks is known by students and staff alike as a kind and caring member of staff who has supported both adults and children with consummate skill and expertise. Mrs Burks has some lovely plans for her retirement, and we wish her every happiness as she enjoys a well-earned rest.
And, lastly, the school is finally saying farewell to Mrs Hazel Finch. Most of you will know Mrs Finch as an ever-present member of the science team, but her influence has stretched far further than that. She has been an amazing member of staff who shows huge generosity to this school, its staff and its students. She will be missed very much and we wish her every happiness as she enjoys a well-earned rest and lots of exciting travels.
New members of staff joining the school in September include:
Mrs Hannah Brayne – Geography
Miss Jennifer Collins – Mathematics
Miss Martha Coughlin – Art
Mr Sean McKenna – English and Drama
Mrs Jane Sewell – Mathematics
Mr Paul Smith - PE
Mr Timothy Daw – Aspire
Mrs Lauren Edwards - Aspire