We have recently appointed Mr Lee Watson as the new class teacher in Y4O, which will now be known as Y4W, from Monday 22nd November 2021. Mr Watson is known to us already as he trained to be a teacher in the Fareham & Gosport Primary School Centre for Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), based at our school.
Miss O'Donnell had planned to start her maternity leave in the Spring however she has been advised by her medical team to self-isolate from 22nd November due to the increased risks associated with COVID-19 during the latter stages of pregnancy. I appreciate that this gives parents very little notice and time to adjust to this news; this is not the turn of events that Miss O'Donnell or I were hoping, or had planned, for.
Until she commences maternity leave Miss O'Donnell will work closely with Mr Watson, albeit remotely, over the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition for everyone, and you will be to 'see' her online at the parent/teacher meetings during the week beginning 29th November.