Friday Bulletin – 23rd June 2017

23 June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s that time of year again when I write to update you on staffing arrangements for the coming academic year. Your child will be meeting their new teacher next Monday and Tuesday afternoon and families are invited to our annual transition event on Saturday 1st July from 10am to midday. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the staff and find out more about next year’s curriculum and special visits.

Mr McIntosh is off to pastures new to take up a teaching post in County Durham. I am sure you will join me in thanking him for all he has contributed to school life and wish him every success in the next exciting chapter of his career.

Mrs Jameson and Mrs Robson have both decided to retire at the end of July after many years of service to Kells Lane. On behalf of governors, staff and our Kells Lane families, I would like to thank them both for their exceptional commitment to the school and wish them every happiness for the future.

From September we welcome Miss Bailie back to our teaching team. She worked at Kells Lane on a temporary basis just over a year ago and I am delighted to have been able to appoint her more permanently. Mrs Long will take over Mrs Robson’s role in the admin team.


Our teaching team from September is as follows:

Early Years – Mrs Swinbank and Mrs Millar

Year 1 – Miss Bustard and Miss Bailie

Year 2 – Mrs Lee and Miss Wilson

Year 3 – Mrs Craig/Miss Blackwell and Mrs Warwick/Mrs Giblin

Year 4 – Mr Colligan and Mrs Thompson

Year 5 – Miss Nagle and Miss Anderson

Year 6 – Mrs Anderson Harrison and Mrs King


I look forward to seeing you at our transition event in July.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs A Whistler



Dates for your diary for the coming weeks:


Monday 26th June & Tuesday 27th June

  • Children are in their September classes for the afternoon
Saturday 1st July

  • Transition morning to meet your new teacher for September 2017 (new Year 1 – new Year 6 children)
  • Kells Lane Food Market
Tuesday 4th July

  • Music concert for parents of musicians in school (2 pm start)
Wednesday 5th July

  • Joseph Swan concert for musicians – more details to follow (6.30 pm start)
Friday 7th July

  • School Council Summer Auction (4-5 pm – lots of fantastic items on offer including annual family passes for local attractions)
Monday 10th July

  • Year 2 Performance 2pm start (dress rehearsal – parents and grandparents welcome to attend)
  • KLSF Disco (more details to follow)
Tuesday 11th July

  • Year 2 Performance (2 pm start)
Thursday 13th July

  • Year 6 Performance at 1.30 pm (dress rehearsal – parents and grandparents welcome to attend)
  • Year 6 Performance (5 pm)
  • Year 5 Kwik cricket tournament
Friday 14th July

  • Sports Day (will be held at Joseph Swan Academy)
  • Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 in the morning
  • Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2 in the afternoon
Wednesday 19th July

  • Year 6 Presentation Evening (5 pm start)
Thursday 20th July

  • Last day of term for pupils (school finishes at normal time)
Tuesday 5th September

  • First day of term for pupils