Next year we will have quite a few changes in staff with staff moving on to new adventures. As a leader one of the joys I have is seeing people grow and feel brave enough to take on new challenges.
While we are always sad to say farewell to anyone, we also know that once you are part of Felixstow you are always part of Felixstow. It is also always great to see people spread a little ‘Felixstow’ in other sites!
Staffing changes for 2024 are as follows:
We will sadly be farewelling…
Jenny Doherty – Jenny will be moving to a permanent role at a school where she will be in a classroom support as well as running and managing the Kitchen Garden program. We know this is such a strength of Jenny’s and that she will establish a fabulous program that will benefit all the students that will get to work with her.
Lauren Almond – Lauren has accepted a role as a pre-school teacher. Pre-school teaching is something that Lauren has wanted to pursue and she is nervous, excited and ready to take on this new challenge in her career.
Nicole Jones – Nicole has accepted a position as a year 3 teacher and taken on the next challenge of working in a larger site with varied opportunities and we know she will spread a little Felixstow in her new role.
I want to take the opportunity to thank Jenny, Lauren and Nicole for all that they have contributed to Felixstow in the time they have been with us and wish them all the best for their new ventures. We will miss them all immensly and hope that they will take everything they have learnt at Felixstow about themselves, teaching and learning to their new sites.
Our 2024 teaching team:
Laura Batchford will be continuing as a permanent member of our staff and will continue in the Primary program.
Steve Partridge – Steve has accepted a full time 12 month contract continuing in the Primary program with Laura.
Camille Jenkinson – As of 2024 Camille will become a permanent member of Felixstow in the 2 day Art role. In 2024 she will also work 1 day per week in the Junior Primary program.
Emma Willacy – Emma has accepted a full time Junior Primary position with us and will step out of the PE program. She will continue to support and oversee the School sports teams.
We welcome to our team …
Juniper van den Ende – Juniper will be working in our Reception to Year 2 group 4 days per week, with Emma, and brings with her a wealth of creative and arts experiences.
Leigh Hodges – Leigh has been a regular reliever at Felixstow over this year and we are excited to welcome him to the team taking the 2 day per week PE & Health role
We know it is always hard to say farewell but also with change comes exciting new opportunity for everyone.