Mrs Heywood's Words Summer 10
Festival- goers revelled in sunshine at the Senior Girls inaugural ‘Festival on the Field’ on Wednesday afternoon.
Over 140 pupils and staff performed on stage and the audience enjoyed a varied musical line-up and were mesmerised by the energy, passion and focus of all our performers. The festival provided a platform for not only our musicians but also our actors and dancers. A huge thank you to Mr Gravett, the pupils and his team of wonderful musicians who made this such an amazing event.
On Tuesday evening Year 11 pupils gathered together as a year group for one last time to enjoy the Prom at the Grade II listed Lillibrooke Manor, Berkshire. Our pupils enjoyed food, music and took to the dance floor to dance the night away!
A big thank you should go to Mrs New, Mrs Turner and the Prom committee for making the whole event possible and to parents and staff who came along to support the event.
Year 10 prefects are settling into their new roles and our three potential Head Girls of Olivia, Hannah and Katie delivered a five minute introductory assembly to the Senior pupils this week as part of the Head Girl Application Process.
We will be saying goodbye to a number of our teaching and support staff, some after a short time with us, some who have spent a significant part of their professional working life at Claires Court.
Mrs Nicholas is leaving Claires Court after 10 years at school. Mrs Nicholas has been an amazing colleague to work with and pupils, parents and staff who have worked with her over the years, as SENCO and Head of the Learning Development Department, will miss her support and words of wisdom through a gentle and reassuring approach. She is looking forward to her retirement and spending more time with her family and we wish her all the best.
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Oakley will be stepping up as Head of Senco having been mentored by Mrs Nicholas and Mrs Keaney throughout this last year.
Sadly, Mr Meaney our IT and Technical Support Teacher who has inspired, challenged and engaged pupils and staff alike over the last 6 years is also taking the opportunity to spend more time with his family. As you know it is often very difficult to know what exactly to say at times such as these but Patrick could always find the right story, joke or phrase to diffuse an awkward situation. We wish him all the best in the future.
Mrs Wright our EAL specialist is leaving us to take up early retirement and finally we are saying farewell to another long serving member of staff, June Roe. June has been a valued lead professional within Claires Court Community for many years and we wish her all the best in the future.
Enjoy the sunshine and have a lovely weekend!