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Orchard School Bristol

26 November 2021 Letter to Parents


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26 November 2021

I hope you have had a good week. It has been delightful to carry out “learning walks”
around classrooms and see how well your children are focusing in lessons. I am always
impressed by students’ politeness, saying good morning and moving around our busy
school with care.


Students have been very impressive in their approach to wearing masks again too; thank
you for providing them. The number of children with Covid has fallen, and the same goes
for staff. We will keep wearing masks for another week before we review.


Vaccinations have gone ahead as planned. The vaccination team commented that
the children were all very well behaved and polite, and they were impressed by the calm
organisation, the best school so far! If your children have not got the vaccine but would
like to get one, then please contact your GP Surgery.

New Job for January?

We are advertising for new staff at the school. If you know someone who might like to
work at Orchard, then please ask them to look at our website or on eteach.com:

• School Receptionist

Monday – Friday, 7.45 – 3.45pm (term times + 5 days) Permanent role.
We are looking to appoint a school receptionist with fantastic customer service skills,
experienced in a reception role or school reception, who is professional and efficient,
and can carry out (or train to carry out) first aid.

• Cover Supervisor/Basic Maths Tutors

Monday – Friday, - full or part time hours considered (Fixed term: January to July)
We are looking to appoint three Cover supervisors/Tutors who want to work with young
people in small groups to help support them with basic maths, and who can supervise a
class of students if a teacher is absent. Full training is given.

These are fantastic roles for anyone thinking of teaching in the future, or teachers looking for part-time hours locally.

I wish you all a lovely weekend.

With best wishes

Julia Hinchliffe, Headteacher