It has been brought to my attention that there was a problem with the communication we sent out yesterday evening re class organisation for next session and the letter for some reason did not attach. I apologise for this as I know everyone has been very patient waiting for this information. I do not have access to the ParentPay system so please see below for a copy of the letter that should have been sent out. We will resend this on ParentPay on Monday morning.
Sally Hourston Head Teacher
Dear Parents and Carers
Class organisation for 2019 / 2020
Staffing in school for the new school year has been more complicated than ever this year for many reasons and we appreciate your patience as we put together our teaching staff team for 2019 / 2020. We have this afternoon interviewed to fill our final vacancies and I am now able to let you know who will be teaching which class.
We are delighted to be welcoming back Mrs Turnbull as she returns from her maternity leave and Mrs Jack who is returning from her secondment. Also joining our staff team as a permanent member of staff is Mrs Johnson who has been teaching P3 since October 2018. Mrs Collings is staying on to job share with Mrs Turnbull next session on a temporary contract as Mrs Turnbull has opted for flexible working for a year. Mrs Yule is staying for another year, job sharing with Mrs Morrison. We are looking forward to welcoming 2 new members of staff next session, firstly Miss Semple who will be teaching in P5 and sharing with Mr Mackenzie and Miss McPherson who will be taking one of our P2 classes until Easter as Mrs Fulton is expected to return from her secondment then. Miss McPherson is an experienced P2 teacher currently working in Aberdeenshire but relocating to Edinburgh over the summer. Unfortunately, she will not be able to meet her new class before the holidays as she is unable to get any more time out of school to come down and do this. We are also looking forward to expanding the range of specialist teachers we have in school next session and are excited to be working with Miss McGavan. Miss McGavan works at Currie Community High School and will be in school one day a week teaching drama to some of our older classes.
We are also looking forward to welcoming some new staff to our Nursery team. Mrs Corfield as an Early Years Assistant and Mrs Ross and Mrs MacNamara As Early Years Officers. We are delighted that Our Pupil Support Assistants team are all remaining with us next session.
We are very sad to be saying goodbye to Miss Sharpe as she moves to Manchester at the end of this term, and to Mrs Reid who has been teaching in our Nursery this session and Mrs Ramsay who has been teaching in P6A 2 days a week, as their contracts have come to an end. I would like to thank Miss Sharpe, Mrs Reid and Mrs Ramsay for all the work they have done for our school in the time they have been here. We wish them all good luck as they move on to new adventures in other schools.
Next session we are up to 18 classes. The children were told today which class they would be in next session and who their teacher would be. They will get the chance to meet their new teacher and spend time in their new classrooms on Monday afternoon.
Our teaching staff organisation for school year 2019 / 2020 is as follows;
Nursery – Miss Murray (Principal Teacher)
P1A – Miss Mckay
P1B – Miss Kyle
P1C – Mrs Peutherer
P2A – Mrs Moyes / Mrs Cunningham
P2B – Mrs Hattersley
P2C – Miss McPherson
P3A – Mrs Holt
P3B – Mrs Johnston
P3/4 – Mrs McGlynn
P4A – Miss McLean
P4B – Mrs Nethercote
P5A – Mrs Turnbull / Mrs Collings
P5B – Mrs Yule/ Mrs Morrison
P6C – Miss Semple / Mr Mackenzie
P6A – Mrs Jack
P6B – Miss Wilson
P7A – Mrs Strange
P7B – Mr McArthur
Additional Support for Learning – Miss Nicholson
Nurture HUB – Mrs Pope
Music – Mrs Rubatto
P.E. – Mrs Elliot
Drama – Miss McGavan
Violin instruction – Mrs Millar
Brass instruction – Mrs Storrar
Mrs McAndrew will continue to take responsibility for Nursery and P1, I will have responsibility for P2, P3 and P4 and Mr Mackenzie for P5, P6 and P7.
Please contact me at school if you wish to discuss our class organisation for next session.
Sally M Hourston