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A Warm Welcome to our New School Secretary!

Everyone at Bosbury School would like to wish a very warm welcome to our brand new school secretary, Mr. Dan Walker.

Even though Mr. Walker has had an ENORMOUS gap to fill with the departure of the lovely Mrs. Barbara Kaye, synonymous with Bosbury School after over thirty years sat in the secretary's chair, and possibly couldn't have chosen a more challenging time to take on one of the most important roles in our school as the education sector once again shifts to online remote learning due to the third national lockdown announced at the start of the year, Mr. Walker has made a fantastic start and we are very much looking forward to him bringing his own brand of efficiency and diligence to the running of Bosbury School.

One of Mr. Walker's first jobs while getting acquainted with the nerve centre at the front of the school has been the successful procurement of two laptops from the Government for our pupils to use during the period of remote and home learning. If you feel you are entitled to one of these laptops, please email your reasons to Miss Spence at head@bosbury.hereford.sch.uk. Please note that these laptops are only provided on a loan basis for as long as the school is closed as a result of lockdown, and do not become the individual property of families. We of course warmly welcome any suggestions of kind outside companies who may be willing to donate further laptops for our pupils to use at home during this difficult time.

Mr. Walker has also been working hard on another one of his first assignments in the office which has been keeping up with the changes which have come about from the U-turn made by the Government recently on how free school meals are delivered to schools over the coming weeks.

Schools were originally informed that they needed to deliver food parcels or local school vouchers. This week however, ministers announced that the national vouchers will still be made available. Having instructed the local authority about vouchers at very short notice, we will continue to distribute local food vouchers seeing as these have already been ordered. For those who are eligible to receive them, the national vouchers will resume on Monday 25th January.

Thank you for your patience while we organize this, and if you require any support or help from school with regards to free school meals or this challenging period of home learning in general, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Walker at admin@bosbury.hereford.sch.uk - he will be only too pleased to direct you to the relevant member of staff.

And for those already missing Mrs. Kaye, we were delighted recently to receive this lovely message from 'Nanny Babs' and 'Mrs. Bosbury' herself!

 

THANK YOU ALL!

A big thank you to all the pupils, parents, carers, staff , governors and anyone else I may have inadvertently missed out who have sent me such lovely comments, cards, gifts, and of course the amazing vouchers which were given to me when I finally retired at the end of December.

I feel very humbled that you should have thought so much of me. I treasured my job, and it has been lovely to see the pupils come and go to flourish and achieve so much. I can honestly say I do not miss getting up at 6.00am, and I can now enjoy being able to go for walks and do what I like, but I am sorry you are all going through lockdown again and hope we can all get back to some sort of normality as soon as possible. I look forward to seeing you all at the school one day soon at pick-up time.

Once again, thank you so very much for making my time at Bosbury Primary School so rewarding.

Best wishes

Mrs. Barbara Kaye

Retired Bosbury Primary School Secretary