I am writing to update you on some staffing changes that will be happening in the next few weeks and months as a result of government guidance in relation to expectant mothers.
The government guidance states that women that are 28 weeks pregnant or more should work from home.
In light of this guidance Miss Bolton has now started to work from home and will continue to do so until she starts her maternity leave in November 2020.
Miss Bolton has sent the following message for the families and children from her class.
“Some of you may know that I am expecting a little girl in December but during these unprecedented times, the Government has advised that women over 28 weeks pregnant should work from home. Although it was a very difficult decision, this new guidance means that I will not be returning to St Luke's to teach my lovely Year 6 class in person. Instead, I will be working behind the scenes from home.
I have had such a wonderful start to the year and have really enjoyed getting to know the kind, polite and hardworking children in 6DB. I will be keeping in touch with the class and parents through the class dojo app and I want to reassure everyone that I am still here for any support you may need. I can't wait to see what wonderful learning you get up to in school and you will be seeing my online posts very soon!”
To help cover Miss Bolton’s class Mrs Heywood will be moving from Year 5 up to Year 6 to work alongside Mr Rolt and the rest of the Year 6 team from Monday 21st September. Mrs Heywood has the following message,
“I am really excited to be joining the Year 6 team. It is a great opportunity to support the teaching and learning of these fantastic pupils. I wish my Year 5 class and the rest of the Year 5 bubble all the very best and I am keen to see how they will flourish throughout the rest of the school year.”
Mr Dean will be taking over Mrs Heywood’s class from next week and he is very excited about his new challenge. “I am really excited to be working with Year 5 as this will be a new challenge for me. I look forward to working with the children and the staff and I am really looking forward to the rest of the academic year. I would also like to wish Year 6 all the very best for the rest of the year.”
Our final change is in Reception, like Miss Bolton, Miss Holt is expecting a baby in early February and due to the government guidance she will be working from home from mid-November. We have already started to look for someone to try and fill Miss Holt’s amazing shoes and we will let you know more when we have found someone.
Miss Holt has said “I will really miss being in the classroom and I will miss seeing all the children’s smiling faces. I will still be in touch with you all and I cannot wait to watch you and your learning grow on Tapestry. You have all settled into Reception so well and I hope you continue to enjoy it and learn new things every day.”
Miss M Michael