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Staffing Updates


Dear Parents and Carers,


I am writing to let you know about some staffing updates.


Alice Dowse – Reception Class Teacher

Many congratulations to Mr and Mrs Dowse who are expecting their first child in November.  Wonderful times ahead as they expand their family.  


Ryan Woods – Class Teacher

I am pleased to inform you that Ryan Woods will be staying with us for another year.  He will continue to support throughout school at the beginning of the term, and then will take over from Alice Dowse in Reception as she begins her maternity leave.  Mr Woods is an experienced Reception class teacher and knows our EYFS unit well.​


Iryna Fowles – Class Teacher

Iryna Fowles will be returning from her years leave in September 2022.  We are very much looking forward to her return.


Sarah Pask – Teaching Assistant

Sarah will be retiring at the end of the term after nearly 20 years at Berkeley.  Sarah has supported our children’s learning and well-being so well over those years.  She been an incredible aid to many teachers and leaders over the year, helping us all do our best.  We will miss her kindness to the children, the help she readily gives us all and her grace around the school.   We wish her a long, happy and healthy retirement. 


Jo Spencer – Class Teacher and Senior Leader

Jo Spencer will be leaving at the end of the term.   Jo has worked at Berkeley Juniors and then the Primary for over 10 years.  She is a superb leader and teacher with an excellent reputation.  She has worked relentlessly to move our school forward and has been instrumental in developments in English in particular.  She really makes a difference to our children.  She will be greatly missed by all and we wish Jo all the best in her future.


The Governors and I are currently recruiting a new full-time class teacher and teaching assistant.  We will let you know about the new appointments before we break up.


If you have any queries please get in touch.


Best wishes


Anna Cvijetic