It is that time of year where, sadly, we have to say farewell to some of our valued colleagues..
Mrs Ball joined us this year as cover supervisor – but as an old girl really she was just returning home! Now she is moving on to a great new career working in wellbeing and mental health which we know she do wonderfully!
Mrs Bedia joined us in 2016 as teacher in charge of German, and she has also taught French and English. Sapna has been a super tutor as well. We very much appreciate all she has done for ND. She is moving to a new school and we wish her every happiness.
David Colpus has been with us since 2006 as Director of IT and also as a Computer Science teacher. He has overseen an IT revolution at ND and we are very grateful for his leadership in this area. We wish him a very happy retirement..
Mrs Edwards has been associated with ND for a very many years as a parent and a member of staff teaching Italian, French and Spanish and we are very thankful for her work in MFL - she is moving on to a well-deserved retirement and we wish her all the best.
Sherna Treherne joined the school in 1974 and has been a teacher of and head of drama and latterly teacher of LAMDA and involved in directing, assisting and organising drama performances and producing amazing costumes for productions. She has been a wonderful inspiration to countless pupils. We are delighted that she will still be popping in to help with productions.
Mrs Winthrop has been with us for two consecutive maternity covers and we are very grateful for her help during the past two years. We wish her every happiness in her future career.
Sadly, we will be saying good-bye to Miss Helen Kent this week who is taking up a new teaching position at Walsh C of E Junior School in Ash in September. Miss Kent has worked in Year 5 and Year 4 over the past four years and has also led our TASK curriculum with Miss Hobbs. Miss Kent has a passion for pupil enquiry led learning and has inspired the girls she has taught to be independent and creative learners. She will be greatly missed by the girls and her colleagues. We wish Miss Kent much happiness and success in the next stage of her teaching career.
Miss Gomez started working in the Early Years department in 2018 and during her time in the nursery she has worked with all of the children within the different groups. Miss Gomez has also assisted in the Junior department, organised a weekly rhythmic gymnastics club for the Infant department and helped some of the Senior students with their Spanish lessons. Although she has spent most of her time with our youngest nursery children she has made a big impression throughout the school and we will all miss her greatly, especially her endless enthusiasm. Miss Gomez will be returning to her family in Granada this summer and we wish her lots of happiness for the future.
Mrs Whiting has worked in the Early Years department for four years. She has mainly worked as part of our Pre-Reception team but has also worked with the younger nursery children whilst running the breakfast and late owls clubs. Mrs Whiting is always willing to help her colleagues and she has a wonderful sense of humour that has definitely helped during this last year. Mrs Whiting will be greatly missed by the whole school but especially by the Early Years team, the children and their families. We wish her lots of success and happiness in her new role at her new school in September.
We wish Miss Kent and Miss Boyd much love and the best of luck for their upcoming marriages. Both weddings were delayed from last summer due to the Pandemic.