Have a great summer everyone

Thank you to our community for your support in what has proved to be another busy year. All parents will receive a letter from their Head of Year and start-up arrangments for our return have been shared. Please, can I ask parents to take the time to read the expectations regarding behaviour and uniform so we return in September with everyone clear about our rules and their responsibilities and in the correct attire.

We said goodbye to a number of our staff this year who are long serving and I would like to publicly recognise their achievements and support of the school.

Ann Mullet leaves us in her role as Attendance and Behaviour Officer to support her family business. Ann has completed 16 years of service to the school in a number of roles. Her knowledge and skill set will be hard to replace and she goes with our best wishes and thanks for a role well done.

June Goodchild leaves us after 43 years of service to the school as a teacher, librarian, curriculum manager and examinations officer. She has been part of the school’s history and development; her impact on students past and present is noteworthy and her contribution is huge. June will complete her last oversight of exams this summer and the many thousands of scripts she has managed and students exam arrangments and entries made are frankly too great to even contemplate. She will be a tough act to follow.

Both colleagues were recognised by the schools governing Body who provided a suitable gift and joined the celebrations with staff.

I would like to thank staff and students, staff for the care and dedication with which you do your roles and the additional extra you add in support of the children who attend EPCS. Students for the many positives you bring, your investment in your own learning and your friendship and support of each other. On our best days we are the greatest show and sometimes on our worst, we need the full support of the pastoral team in school. My thanks go to the learning support and raising standards teams including welfare who do much to ensure that wrongs are put right and that students receive the level of care possible. Finally, the behind the scenes staff who provide the excellent food, ensure communications finance and administration is there when we need it, in addition to our photocopying and the site and cleaning staff who do their best to maintain our school environment. You are all fantastic and fully invested in the school and what we are trying to offer.

You make EPCS the school it is

Have a great summer we will see you all in September,

Liz cook and the SLT at EPCS.