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                                                                                 Thursday 13th July 2017

Dear Parents

As we come to the end of another school year, there are lots of celebrations to look forward to.

Monday 17th July – Sports Assembly 9:15am

Wednesday 19th July – Year 6 Leaver’s Mass in church 9:30am

Thursday 20th July – Awards Assembly in school 9:15am

Friday 21st July – Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly 9:15am


Parents and friends are invited to join us in all of these celebrations.


Staff Changes

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to some members of staff at the end of this school year.

Mrs. Crossley will be retiring in July after 41 years in teaching.  For those of you who know Mrs. Crossley, I am sure you will agree that she will be missed by our whole school community. She has given all the children who have been in her care, a fantastic start to their school life at St. Anne’s, and we are very grateful for her years of dedicated service. We wish her a very happy retirement.


We will also be saying goodbye to Miss Benbow, who will be moving on to a new job in another school in Oldham. Miss Benbow has been a fantastic, enthusiastic Year 1 teacher and we wish her the very best of luck in her future.


Miss Eckersall, our Reception teacher, started her maternity leave last week, and we wish her the very best of luck. We look forward to meeting her new arrival!


Mrs Hunt, who has worked in the school kitchen for many years, is also retiring. She has prepared the fruit for the children every morning, and has always taken pride in the presentation and choice they were offered.  We wish her a very happy retirement.


As well as goodbyes there is also a “welcome back” to Mr. Shaw, who has been travelling around Europe for the last twelve months. He will be back in September, well rested and ready to teach the Reception class.


Two new members of staff will be joining us in September. Mrs. Murray will be our new Nursery teacher, and Miss Comer will be teaching the Year 3 class. We look forward to welcoming them into St. Anne’s family.


We will be saying goodbye to Mrs. Crossley in the Awards assembly on Thursday next week, and Miss Benbow and Mrs. Hunt on Friday.  Parents and families are invited along to celebrate with us.


Thank you for your support.

Mrs. A. Ostmeier

Head Teacher

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