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Working Together for Success

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Cherry Oak School

Working Together for Success


Letter From The Chair Of Governors

Dear Parents, Carers and Families,


May I begin by thanking all of you for your resilience and support during this difficult year. I know that many of our children across the Federation have missed so much time at school and you have had to shoulder the burden of supporting their learning remotely whilst often having to pursue your own work commitments and care of other family members at the same time. Let us hope that the vaccine will mean that our schools can open fully again in March and that our Staff and Students can enjoy a more normal learning environment.

Another reason for my contact is to keep you up to date with some important changes within the Leadership of the Federation.

Mrs Julie Fardell has decided to tender her resignation and retire back to her homeland in Australia at the end of this academic year. It has been a tough year for her and throughout personal tragedy and a global pandemic she has kept smiling and delivered an exceptional level of leadership and direction for all of our stakeholders.

 The Board of Governors is now faced with the difficult task of recruiting a new Executive Head Teacher to lead the Federation and continue the excellent work that Julie has done.

We hope to recruit for September to avoid disruption for students or staff and have already begun the process following extra-ordinary meetings of the Board and have a team of Governors driving the process.

I would like to thank the Governors, on your behalf, for all of the extra time they have given and will give to ensure that we make the right appointment.

Should this letter cause you to have questions or if you wish to raise any concerns I can be contacted by email

We continue to work on your behalf to achieve the very best we can for all of our children.




Clare Mills     BA. Hons, PCGE, NPQH.

Chair of Governors.