Well done and thank you to everyone who has helped make our Christmas celebrations such a
success. The wonderful enthusiasm and spirit of the children and staff has carried us through a
terrific last two weeks.
As we near the end of the Autumn Term and Christmas draws closer, it is inevitable that our minds start, albeit briefly, to drift away from the hard work of our day to day school business, to the festive period itself. Let us remind ourselves, whatever our beliefs, that this is one time of year when it is commonplace to find the spirit of human kindness alive and well. Let us embrace this by ensuring that we enjoy ourselves safely but also take time to look out for those nearest and dearest to us and those less fortunate than ourselves.
Being prepared to think of others is a particular strength of our school. This sense of community is, in essence, the true meaning of Christmas; and this sense of community is something that is very special about our school.
Largely our staffing will stay the same in the New Year. However, Mrs. Mouat, Mrs Marshall & Mr Taylor will be leaving us, having worked exceptionally hard for us and our children. I would like to thank them very much for all their efforts and wish them all luck in their chosen career paths.
I would also like to say thank you to all the staff of Claypole Church of England Primary School and the children for their hard work throughout the term, and indeed the support we have received from parents and carers and friends of the school in making a difference in our school.
Finally, I would like to wish all the children and families, from all the staff and governors, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our new term begins on Tuesday 5 January 2016 and we look forward to seeing the children return refreshed and eager to learn in the New Year.