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Important letter to parents

Wednesday 24th January



Dear Parents/ Carers


Firstly, I'd like to apologise- I'd hoped to let you all know this when we’re back from India but decided that I couldn't risk you finding out from someone else.


We teach the children to always challenge themselves and I truly believe in practicing what we preach, I’ve been the Head at Chopwell for seven fantastic years and I’ve truly enjoyed every minute. Serving this brilliant community has been an honour and a privilege and I hope you agree the school is in a great place.

However, for me personally, it’s time for a new challenge - I've been appointed as a full time School Improvement Partner for Gateshead – helping all the schools across the borough - I’ll will be leaving Chopwell at Easter. While I'm delighted to have been appointed, I do leave Chopwell with a heavy heart- it will always be special to me. 


I know this will leave you wondering what’s ahead- for the Summer Term Mrs Kelly will step up as Acting Head teacher. Mrs Kelly started at Chopwell with me seven years ago- all of the changes and improvements we’ve made over that time we’ve made together – she knows the community well and is really well placed to carry on the work we’ve started.


Lastly, I'd like to thank you all for your support- I’ve loved getting to know you all and I’ll still be here to answer any questions you have up to Easter.


Yours sincerely

Mrs V Bruce

Head Teacher