Hello and goodbye at West Hill
West Hill said some big farewells at the end of the summer term, and also said hello to some new and returning staff members.
Mrs Jacqui Orr joins the office team permanently as Pupil Support Administrator; Mrs Charandeepp Bhanot joins the Teaching Assistants team; Mrs Natasha Pretorius is back from maternity leave; Mrs Cath Bate returns full-time having been with us as a supply teacher; Mrs Katie Berry is with us two days a week and Miss Dee Lawlor joins full-time. Mrs Deborah Wrenn joins our school as part-time Finance Administrator
We also welcome new Teaching Assistants: Anita Kanoo, Cristina Leiva Cabello, Joanne Lewin, Rebecca MacKenzie, Sarah McEvory, Tracey Pickford and Karen Scottow.
We also said goodbye to Mrs Jane Watts who has worked at our school for 14 years and has had a huge impact on staff and pupils. She will be greatly missed by everyone and is looking forward to retirement - and a beach hut on the coast!
Miss Sophie Barrimore completed some of her teacher training and worked as a teacher at our school, as Whitley class teacher and she will also be missed.
Miss Sophie Brinsmead worked in the seniors for the academic year and has been Simmonds class teacher and is embarking on an MA at Canterbury.
Mrs Fiona Unwin has been working as a supply teacher and leaves for a permanent position at a local infant school.
Miss Summer Callis heads to university to become a teacher having worked with Seuss class and sharing her creative skills with us.
Mrs Alis has been a TA at our school and worked with us part-time and was a fantastic addition. She moves on to work with her family business.