Teaching assistants’ 75 years of service
Published on: 03 Aug 2015
ST AUGUSTINE of Canterbury Catholic Primary in Downend has said farewell to three teaching assistants who between them have worked in the school for 75 years.
Parents, staff, governors and children marked the departure of Janet Lewis, Bernie Newberry and Catherine Loft at at Leavers’ Mass.
Mrs Lewis has been at St Augustine’s for 31 years. She said: “When I came to the school, it was very small. My children came here and I have seen many changes. The school has a loving, caring feeling and do the best they can for every child. I believe it will go from strength to strength to be outstanding.”
Mrs Newberry has been at the school for 25 years and Mrs Loft for 19 years. They were all praised by head teacher Julian Clements for their service to the children.
Farewell to Mrs Isaac
Emersons Green Primary School has said farewell to its founding head teacher, Jan Isaac.
Mrs Isaac has led the school in Guest Avenue since it opened 15 years ago.
In her final school newsletter, she thanked children, staff, parents and governors and said it had been a privilege and honour to be its head teacher.
Adam Rider will be acting head teacher next term. The new permanent head, Karl Hemmings, starts in January.