From Jamie Speake, Chair of Governors...
Dear Parents and Carers,
Firstly, a happy new year to you all. I hope you managed to have a wonderful break with your family.
You'll be aware that Mrs Shubrook was poorly at the end of the last term. During this period of time, the staff have worked exceptionally hard to ensure that your children have not been affected by this in any way.
I wanted to keep you updated about this situation at the earliest possible point and make you aware that Mrs Shubrook will not be returning to work at Westcourt. After six great years of leading Westcourt, Mrs Shubrook has decided to explore new opportunities within education. Mrs Shubrook would like to thank all the wonderful staff, parents and children for their support and dedication during her time at the school. We wish her well for the future ahead.
Clearly, this left the Governing Body, the school and the Primary First Trust with some decisions to make about the future leadership of Westcourt Primary and Nursery School. The Governing Body and the Primary First Trust have asked Miss Sexton to remain in place as Acting Head Teacher, with Miss Hart as Acting Deputy Head Teacher, as this has proved to be a highly effective structure for children. I know that, for both of these leaders, it will be a pleasure to continue working closely with the children, the staff and parents and they look forward to continuing to ensure that the educational experiences Westcourt provides for your child are fabulous so that they succeed to their fullest potential. I am sure that they will have your full support as they do ours.
In addition to the other wonderful staff at Westcourt, the school team will be joined by Miss Baker, Assistant Head Teacher at The Academy of Cuxton Schools, two days a week. I know that you'll all make her very welcome.
As always, do not hesitate to contact Miss Sexton should you have any queries. In the meantime, may I wish you and your child a very happy start to the school year.
Chair of Governors, Westcourt Primary & Nursery School