St Paul's C of E Primary School

St Pauls Church of England Gloucester

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Staffing News for 2018-2019.

As we are nearing the end of this academic year, we would like to let you know of some                 developments in teaching arrangements for next year. Due to the success of our phased approach to leadership in Reception and Year 1 this year, we will continue to strengthen our leadership team for the next academic year to include Phase Leaders for Years 2/3/4 and Y5/6.  The Phase Leader will have the oversight of developments of the year groups in their care and will make up the extended leadership team in addition to myself, Mrs Bevan (Deputy Headteacher), Mrs Brindley (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs Reynolds (School Business Manager). Phase 1 will continue to be taught as a phase, however, Years 2 to 6 will continue to be taught as single year groups.

Happy Welcomes: Miss Morrison: We would like to give a warm welcome to Miss Kirsty Morrison, who has been appointed as Phase 2 Leader. Miss Morrison is an experienced teacher, relocating to Gloucestershire and will be joining us from a school in Central Birmingham.   

Mr Flower:  We are delighted to welcome back Mr Steve Flower! Mr Flower has been appointed as the Phase 3 Leader and is returning to St Paul’s after leaving us in 2015 to teach at Cooper’s Edge.

Sad Goodbyes: We are extremely sad to say goodbye to Miss Gonzalez and Mrs Henderson who will be leaving us at the end of term.  Miss Gonzalez is following her heart and relocating to Southampton where she has been appointed to a Senior Leadership post at a large junior school.  Miss Gonzalez has made a huge contribution to the life and leadership of St Paul’s through her work as Phase 2 Lead, Maths Lead and Staff Governor. Multilingual Mrs Henderson is leaving us to explore new opportunities and to tutor in a variety of languages including Russian and Dutch. She will probably be found travelling all corners of the globe during term time for a cheap holiday too! ;) Both teachers will be much missed and we wish them every success for the future.

Class teachers for 2018/19 will be as follows. All teachers will be supported by one of our Teaching Partners every morning. All teachers are entitled to half a day PPA time each week which will be covered by Miss Price or Mrs Sherbourne-Lock (who will return to us later in the Autumn term following her maternity leave).




Phase 1

Miss Emma Elliott, Mrs Tracy Matthews, Mrs Chambers and Mrs Darley

Year 2 

Miss Kirsty Morrison

Year 3 

Miss Bethan Hankinson

Year 4 

Mrs Louise Goode

Year 5 

Mrs Rachel Ford-Thomson

Year 6

Mr Steve Flower 

PPA cover

Miss Sam Price


Due to staff and pupil allergies, we have taken the decision to make St Paul’s a nut free school, and are asking parents not to include any nut based items in school lunches. We will check lunchboxes and remove and discard anything containing nuts. We trust you will     support us with this important development for the safety of all. Thank you.

Sports Day.....was a huge success! The children enjoyed eight activities including archery, javelin, football skills, netball and a beanbag obstacle race. In the afternoon there were several running races for each year group. A huge well done to Water for winning the house trophy! The ever popular ‘family race’ winners were Mrs Flanagan for the ladies and Uendjii winning it for the boys!!


 Phew… what a scorcher!

The sun shone down on us as we enjoyed our trip to   Weston Super Mare! The sand was hot, and the seagulls kept away (thank you Miss Gonzalez for acting as our seagull scarer!). The children had fun building sandcastles, burying each other (not completely!) and even found some hidden treasure. A full gallery of photos is available on our website.


House Point Winners

The winners of the House Point Shield for the last three weeks are:  

Phase 1 - Water, Fire, Water            Year 4 - Air, Earth, Fire                      

Year 2 - Air, Water, Water                Year 5 - Water, Air, Water          

Year 3 - Air, Fire, Air                          Year 6 - Fire & Water, Fire, Water


Our golden ticket winners are:

           Antoni, Mikolaj, Sopuru, Akshaj, Jessica, Coral, Janet,

           Dahi, Vanessa, Isabella, Kady-Ann, Riocco



Dates for your Diary                                                                         


Thurs 12th July                  Transition Day

Fri 13th July                        School Reports to Parents

Tues 17th July                   Multiskills at Plock Court for Phase 1

Wed 18th July                  Year 6 Leavers Service at Church of St Paul and St Stephen at 2.00pm

Fri 20th July                      School ends for summer holiday at 1.30pm



Celebrating Achievement

Our star writers this week are:

Year 6: Chante, Lena, Jasmina, Year 5: Patrik, Rodrigo, Xander, Year 4: Nikolas, Renier, Yinka, Year 3: Eloise, Renier, Kenley, Year 2: Josie, Andrew, Olek, Phase 1: Jacob W, Alicia, Archie



Attendance this week is 95.7%

Please ensure you arrive at school on time.