Friday June 23rd

I’m going to start at the end of the week today with a picture of our amazing year 6 pupils at the first of their Leavers Services. This one was the Diocesan service held in St Woolos’ Cathedral and hosted by Bishop Richard and Dr Annette Daly. All the church schools in the Diocese were represented but with over 600 children the service was conducted in two parts just so we could all fit in! As always our children were very well behaved and a credit to the school. Thanks as well must go to Mr Oram and Mr Rees for all their hard work in learning songs, readings and prayers. 

Year 6 also gave a brilliant performance as part of the transition concert which was a culmination of transition events taking place in King Henry this week. Gwent Music had worked with all the cluster schools to learn a series of songs and some percussion parts that all came together in one brilliant performance on Thursday afternoon. Well done to all involved. 
Mrs Balkwill, Miss Toombs, one of our Governors Mr Ralph Herron and myself had the pleasure of welcoming 5 very talented and dedicated professionals for interview on Wednesday for the teaching post vacancy. We were hugely impressed with the professionalism of the candidates and I’m pleased to say we have appointed an absolutely outstanding candidate who I’m sure will be an asset to Llantilio. Mr Geraint Langdon will be joining us in September and will be teaching Year 6. Letters will be sent out tomorrow confirming all arrangements for September – it would have been Friday but we simply ran out of time!! 

4 weeks left and no let up I’m afraid! Still some class assemblies, PACT sessions and end of term trips to look forward to. I am in the middle of reading and writing a comment on every child’s report at the moment as well as analysing data from end of year assessments and setting targets for next year, making arrangements for our new intake for Reception and making sure everything is in place ready for September! 

Mrs Joanne Bayton 

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