Site update & visit for children
Thank you to everyone who came along to the site on Saturday 10th March. We hope you enjoyed your first visit to the site. For those of you unable to attend, the following is an update of the progress on site:
· The roof is complete
· Almost all windows are installed
· All partition walls are in place
· Underfloor heating installed
· Screeding to floor
· Doors installed
· Plastering to walls
We are delighted to advise you that we have now recruited the full teaching team for St Peter’s CE Primary Academy for this September. We were overwhelmed by the response to our adverts with us receiving over 40 applications! The three recruited are outstanding teachers and have such a lot to offer St Peter’s.
In addition to myself as Headteacher, I am pleased to introduce Harriet Morris (Senior teacher and class teacher), Robyn Murphy and Becka Thomas (class teachers). The new team are really looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the planned Open Event on Thursday 5th April.
With kind regards,
Mrs. Harriet Morris
Mrs. Morris has a passion for literature, she studied English Literature at University where she could indulge her love of books. Following a period of travelling around the world, she achieved her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in 2011. She is currently a Senior leader and class teacher of a London school where the leadership team were recently rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ and before that has worked in both the private and public education sectors. Although Mrs Morris has primarily taught within Key Stage 2, she has a wealth of experience of leading interventions, curriculum planning, moderation sessions and creating cohesive assessment systems within all key stages including EYFS and KS1.
Mrs Morris is relocating to Salisbury in the summer and says what an exciting opportunity this is for her. She cannot wait to be part of the team and see the school come to life and flourish!
Miss Robyn Murphy
Miss Murphy started her career in 2005 when she studied for a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Childcare and Early Years. She continued her studies at Winchester University where she obtained a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status and an SEN specialism. Miss Murphy has been teaching for 7 years and began her career in a Reception class. She has now taught across all age ranges and has experienced three Ofsted inspections, all with positive feedback on her teaching. She has high expectations for herself, and also for the learning within her classroom.
Becoming part of St. Peter’s CE Primary Academy particularly appealed to her as she is aware that she will be joining the school at a very exciting time and has a shared enthusiasm regarding being able to shape the education of the local children and community from scratch.
Miss Murphy was pleased to see that DSAT’s core Christian values are based on love, grace and joy as she believes this is paramount to a successful learning environment and has been working alongside these morals throughout her current teaching career; having worked previously in two church schools. She was encouraged to hear that she could do this alongside a team of professionals, who are compassionate, welcoming and highly motivated because these are three values that she considers herself to uphold – professionally and personally.
Lastly, Miss Murphy says that every day she enters her classroom, she has the goal of giving the children in her class the best education possible.
Miss Becka Thomas
Miss Thomas completed her BA Honours in Education Studies in 2014. She then spent a year teaching drama and working with children with special educational needs before starting her PGCE at Bath Spa University. She has been teaching for the last 2 years and says that the best part of her role as a primary teacher has been watching the children grow and flourish. She is passionate about drama and the arts and this is something she will want to focus on when inspiring and motivating pupils. Miss Thomas loves the theatre, regularly going to London to watch musical productions. She will be looking at how she can build in wonderful opportunities for the children to see live theatre as part of the curriculum.
Miss Thomas is very excited to be joining the St Peter’s team. It is her passion to continue being an outstanding teacher and to further her understanding and commitment to children with SEND, as this will allow all of our pupils to aspire and achieve. She is looking forward to contributing to the future of St. Peter’s as the school grows and develops.