I cannot believe that half term is nearly upon us and then it will be preparing for Christmas. It has been a busy term (as usual).
The junior pupils are really enjoying the changes made in the junior yard. The clamber stack is proving to be very popular and is so important in developing our children’s physical skills. We have also created a zone where the children can practise their creative skills. We have lots more plans for the outdoor environment and will keep you updated.
On Wednesday we had a fund raising day in support of Mellon Educate, the money raised will go to help build a school in Africa, we raised a fantastic £141.30. So thank you for your generosity and support.
Thank you also for your contribution to the Macmillan fund raising in school from which we raised a £311. A truly outstanding amount
I have been observing lessons in the last few weeks and have seen some wonderful practice. The pupils in Terrace Road never fail to amaze me with their love of learning and enthusiasm. I saw excellent co-operation and collaboration, ICT and literacy skills. It was such a lovely time; I really enjoy spending time in the classrooms and with the children.
As you may be aware our wonderful Mrs Beynon will be leaving us next week to take up a post in another school. She has been in Terrace Road for eighteen years and has taught so many children across these years. Recently she has been responsible for Additional Learning Needs in Terrace Road and has done an outstanding job, which was recognised by Estyn during our inspection. Mrs Beynon’s commitment to our children has always been at the forefront of everything she does and she cares very much that all the children in Terrace Road have every opportunity to be happy and reach their potential. The staff in Terrace Road and myself have learnt so much from her and she will be missed. I know you will join me in wishing her all the very best and to come back and see us whenever she can. She will always be part of Terrace Road. Miss George has been appointed as the new ALNCo i and the Governing Body have agreed that to fulfill this post she will be released from her teaching role; therefore her class will be taught by Miss Thomas after half term. Miss Thomas is an enthusiastic, very funny teacher and is very excited to start in Terrace Road.
I also need to let you know that Mrs Steele will also be leaving us to take up a new post after half term. She has been in Terrace Road for four years and has been instrumental in the development of maths and the new curriculum in the junior department. She is an excellent teacher and will be missed. Mrs Steele has always given her best to the school and we wish her the very best for her future post. Miss Brown will be the new teacher in the class, she has been teaching in London but has returned home to Wales so we are excited by her experience and she is very excited and keen to start in Terrace Road.
Have a lovely half term
Thank you for your continued support
Alison Evans (Headteacher)