As we draw close to this academic year, we get ready to bid farewell to some of our cherished staff members and welcome some new faces, who will be joining our team in their place. After 16 magnificent years, Madame Cotton, will be embarking on her tennis, golf and grandchild-filled retirement and, although we will miss her cheery demeanour, we wish her all the best for this new chapter in her life. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Tourigny, who will be teaching French to children from Nursery through to Year 6, from September.
In Pre-Prep, Miss Winstanley has been working hard over the past couple of years to achieve further accreditation for her passions for teaching and will now leave us to explore and develop these further. A recent Chester University teaching graduate, Miss Walsh will be splitting her time between Nursery and Kindergarten and we look forward to having her on board!
Mrs Williams will also be leaving us for pastures-new, as she begins a role at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.
Now to more ‘familiar Forest faces’-
Ms Forster has made a life-changing decision to stop teaching primary school children and is off to fulfill her dream of becoming a university lecturer. Again, we wish her all the best in her new and exciting endeavor. We are pleased to announce, that Mr Bullock will be taking on the role of Head of Sport from September, overseeing the teaching and learning of all things PE, with the assistance of a Forest favourite, Mr Chris Bullock (affectionately known as Mr C) who is hanging up his Soccerwise tracksuit in favour of a Forest Prep one. As sport has always been such a dominant part of Forest life, we are thrilled to have such a strong teaching team and, as a result, look forward to the many sporting successes to come.
As teaching assistants are such a core part of the teaching team at Forest, we are delighted to announce that Mrs Cooke will become full time in Upper School, Mrs Laffly will be on hand daily to help in Year 4 and Mrs Johal will continue to provide invaluable support in Year 5. We are delighted to now have support from teaching assistants within all of our classes; helping to prepare, deliver and support teachers, to ultimately enrich all of our pupils’ developments.
We are extremely excited about the changes September will bring and feel incredibly lucky to be able to retain such a strong staffing team, to ensure that all our pupils continue to receive the best educational journey and school experience possible as Foresters.