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Well, the new year has begun with some new faces to meet and greet as well as some responsibility moves for various members of staff.

I'm delighted to welcome Mr James Vernon to Chestnuts as our new Assistant Head. He and Mrs Robins, in her new role as Assistant Head, have been very involved from the start - getting into classes and getting to know as many children as possible.

Miss McVeigh has been working hard trying to get to know all the children who need additional support around school in her new role as SENCo and has been ensuring their provision is first class.

Mr Carpenter- White and Mrs Milson have settled into school and their classes very well, and are definite assets to the Chestnuts team, demonstrating the Chestnuts Way already.

Mrs Hawes and Mrs Aldrich complement the superb team of learning support assistants in Key Stage 1 and are quickly learning the ropes the 'Chestnuts Way'.

Teams are busy planning trips for the year and visitors to come into school to enhance the learning that takes place and Governors will be reviewing the annual £30 contribution towards these trips and visitors shortly. If you have any thoughts about this £30 contribution please do let us know, either by popping into the office, sending an email, or getting in touch via facebook messenger.

I have had a busy yet enjoyable first two weeks as Headteacher at this wonderful school, and have managed to see and speak to many of you. I look forward to continuing to do so.