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Thank You!

Posted: 23/06/21
Adrian Massey

Dear everyone, There is so much to celebrate across Bridge Schools at the moment but this blog is just to say thank you – it’s thank a teacher day today!

As we are one team, I am thanking everyone, in whatever role you work you are there supporting children in getting the best education we can possibly manage – and our best is really strong!

So - in every language, in every way, thank you!
I hope you have had a great day!

Adrian Massey - Chief Executive


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Latest Heads Blog (Wadebridge)

Friday 23 July

Posted: 23/07/21
Caroline Lucock

Dear Parents and Carers, 

WE MADE IT! I have to admit, even I had jitters, but we had our Year 6 play, we had our Year 6 Leaver’s Prom, we had our last Shining Stars assembly and we elected our fabulous, new Pupil Leadership Team. 

We are going to miss our Year 6 pupils hugely, but they have left behind a marvellous legacy of being able to thrive through the most adverse of conditions and shine brightly, no matter what life throws at them. That is quite a feat for any person, let alone ones who are also transitioning to a whole new way of schooling and we are so proud to have known them all.  

I will write more about our new leadership team next year, as I want them to be fresh in your minds for when we start back in September, but we are delighted to welcome:

Huw as our Head Boy 
James as our Deputy Head Boy
Abigail as our Head Girl
Molly as our Deputy Head Girl
Claudia as our Lead Ambassador
Choughs House Captains Leo and Zahra
Cormorants House Captains Ruby and Jack
Puffins House Captains Henry and Lewis
Swans House Captains Kobi Kai and Harriet

We cannot wait for them to get started! 

Our wonderful Mrs Halpin retired today, laden with thank yous and gifts for her retirement. It was so lovely to see just how much she is loved by us in school, and were so glad that she could join us again this year (and retire properly)!  

We also said goodbye to Mr Hansen, who has moved to a school much nearer to his new home (and he has a fantastic view over St Ives Bay in his new classroom) and Mrs Reskelly and Mrs Brooks, both who have moved to a school nearer to their homes. We will miss them and wish them the very best of luck.

Mr O’Rourke has left to start a wonderful new venture in Redruth, running a Café with particular emphasis on working with members of the community including toddler groups and Music! We will miss him but he has said that we can face time him to sing ‘what shall we do with the drunken Sailor?’ whenever we really need to. 

Mrs Towe, who has been with Wadebridge Primary for eight wonderful years, has also made the decision to move to working for the Trust full time. Whilst this means that we will not see her every week, we will still see her as the Trust Lead for English. Whilst we are very said that we will not see her every week, we cannot wait for her to visit us soon! 
Mrs Bodinnar is back from Maternity Leave in September, sharing a class with a new Teacher, Mrs Smerdon, who will be teaching in Year 5 and leading us in English.  We have two other new teachers starting with us – both of whom were student teachers here this year; Mrs Reeve (teaching in Year 4) and Miss Warren (teaching in Year 1). All of our new teachers are excellent. Phew.  

One last message from FOWPA:

FOWPA are so pleased to announce that they raised over £700 in the summer raffle. A massive thank you to all parents, grandparents and carers that bought raffle tickets and also to those who donated some really lovely raffle prizes. 
We would also like to thank the local companies for their generosity in donating prizes to the raffle, we had a great selection. Companies included, Anne's Cottage, Attic Beauty Salon, Kernow Artisan, Green Gecko, The Gin Shack, Wadebridge Computers,  T H Lobbs Butchers, The Lash and Beauty Lounge, Grumpy Monkey, Avon, Moo Music, Daisy First Aid, The Pity Me Inn, Robertsons Jewellers, BP, Le Snack, Daylewis, Tech Guy Cornwall, Flambards, National Lobster Hatchery, Simones Macrame, Tesco, Sams Music, Cornish Cooker Conversions for supplying a St Kew Farm Shop voucher and MJS Services Man and Van for supplying a number of bottles of champagne and wine. 
The FOWPA team are always looking for new members. We are a friendly bunch, so please contact Gemma Lloyd-Jones or email the school office if you would like to join.  We hope everyone has a lovely summer from a very happy FOWPA team.

I will be writing to all parents to tell them about arrangements for the new academic year (we come back on Tuesday 7 September, starting at 0825) in the next few days, but in the meantime, it’s a wrap, Ladies and Gentlemen. THANK YOU so much for all of your support and faith in us this year – we are very lucky to have you. 

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September. 

Kindest we got there regards,

Ms Whitlock


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