Headteacher Easter Term Message
Firstly, thank you to all you parents, staff, pupils, governors and all our friends, for the amazing support you have shown us this term. It has been particularly difficult since Christmas with the staffing restructure, the impending loss of the residential team, redundancies from care and leadership teams, teacher changes and on top of that the planning for the building works!
Despite all this, there is plenty of good news!
The Home School Association has worked really hard and we are almost ready to purchase a brand new minibus. Thank you to everyone involved, particularly certain people on the committee without whom, none of this would have been possible.
There are many events planned this term including the Easter Fayre at Pickering tomorrow, 1st April.
We have been able to make our 3 temporary teachers permanent from September, pupil numbers are rising rapidly and the local authority are planning to spend millions on fixing the buildings to become fit for purpose to reopen residential in September 2025. In the meantime, we are taking delivery of 4 fabulous new temporary classrooms from September 2023 and many areas of the School are being adapted or refurbished to accommodate the temporary arrangements.
Looking ahead to the Summer Term, there are 2 classes with new teachers and lots of students completing accreditation, a summer production in June and the King’s Coronation so we will be very busy indeed!
We will be advertising for 2 new positions on the Senior Leadership Team: Deputy Headteacher and Behaviour and Safeguarding Manager. This will bring much needed capacity to the team and help us develop our offer as we continue to increase our numbers and level of specialism.
Happy Easter to all and see you in the Summer Term!
Ms M Best