End of Term Letter from Ms Hayes
16 July 2020
Dear Parents and Carers
It is usual at this time of year for me to write to you highlighting successes of the academic year and formally bringing the year to a close. This year has been more than unusual and has made for a rather extraordinary Diamond Jubilee year at Fisher More. Thinking back to November, when we had a wonderful Diamond Jubilee celebration Mass with Bishop John, it does seem a lifetime ago. After Christmas we had our visit from Ofsted and their report that showcased all that is good here at Fisher More. Soon after, we had the partial closure of the school as a result of a global pandemic as well as leaks on the railway bridge. What we have been through together as a community, especially recently, has once again tried and tested but certainly not defeated us.
I take this opportunity to thank the staff who are leaving Fisher More this academic year: Mr Smith, Ms O’Shaughnessy, Miss Rowe and Mr Brook leave the science department. They will be replaced by Mrs Thomson, Mrs Shervey, Mrs Howarth and Mrs Saunders. Mr Smith and Ms O’Shaughnessy take up new positions at Longridge High School and The Valley Leadership Academy whilst Ms Rowe is to take a career break from teaching after her baby is born in September. We wish them all well as they move forwards in their careers and lives.
We also have two members of staff retiring, Mrs Kilbride and Mrs Horth, members of the Learning Support Department. Both of these members of staff have worked at Fisher More for just over 20 years each. We thank them for all their years of dedication and service to the Fisher More family and for their work with some of the more vulnerable children and children with additional learning needs. We thank them both on behalf of the countless number of children and their families that they have supported during their time with us. We wish them both a very long and happy retirement.
Finally, I hope you all stay safe and well during our school closure for the summer holidays. We look forward to welcoming all year groups back in September. Years 7 and 11 on Thursday 3 September 2020 and all year groups on Monday 7 September 2020. Information on how we will operate from September can be accessed on the school website.
Ms C Hayes