We have more baby news to announce. Mrs. Dear is expecting a baby in July, and will be away on maternity leave from September to February. Mrs. Dawkes (Lower School music and woodwind) will also be leaving in the summer to have a baby. Mrs. Dawkes has decided not to return to work.
Miss Wilkinson, our Lower School violin teacher, has resigned owing to timetabling clashes with her outside commitments. However, we are pleased to welcome a new violin teacher, Mrs. Karin Nash. Mrs. Nash taught the violin at St. Helen's some years ago and we are delighted that she will be returning at the beginning of next term.
Mrs. Whitehead, one of our Lower School lunch assistants who also worked as a part-time teaching assistant, has just left us to work at Heathrow Airport, and Mrs. Buckley, from our office team, has accepted a senior administrative position at her children's school and will be leaving at the end of this term. Mrs. Buckley and Mrs. Whitehead have been great assets and will be sorely missed.
We shall let you know when replacements for those staff leaving have been appointed.