Staff changes from January 2014

18 December 2013

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to inform you of staffing changes that will affect us from January 2014.  It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to four members of our teaching staff at Christmas. 

After 26 years of teaching Geography, Humanities and also as Head of Humanities at Dene Magna School, Brenda Matthews will be retiring.  We thank Brenda for her input to the lives of students and staff and we all have very fond memories of the time we have spent working with her.  We wish her all the best for a happy and healthy retirement and for her plans to spend more time with her family members who are overseas.  Enjoy a well-earned rest Brenda.

After 19 years at Dene Magna, Anne Remmington is also retiring.  Anne was Head of Maths at Dene Magna, but in the last year decided to go part-time as Teacher of Maths.  Anne is incredibly well respected by her peers and students and, like Brenda, we thank Anne for her unwavering support for the students and staff at Dene Magna.  We wish you all the best for your retirement Anne.

Annabel Hare will be leaving the English department to take up a new role at a school in Gloucester.  During Annabel’s 11 years, she has become a respected and very cherished teacher and we will certainly miss her presence around the school.  We know she will do a fantastic job in her new school. 

Amanda Grey will be leaving the Art department, where she has been a part-time Teacher of Art.  Amanda is moving to a new school and a long term plan to travel. We thank Amanda for her time here and wish her well for the future.

Jenny Price, midday supervisor/cleaner will be leaving to semi-retire and we wish her well for the future.

In January, we welcome Elizabeth Balmer as Teacher of English, Rhiannon Dashfield as Teacher of Geography, Marina John as part-time teacher of Art and David Chatwin as part-time Teacher of Maths.  We are looking forward to welcoming our new staff in January 2014. 

A final reminder that we will see students returning to school on 6 January at 8.40 am, ready for learning, fully equipped and hungry for the challenges ahead.

Yours sincerely

Stephen Brady