This week’s message (Friday 10 June 2022)

Friday 10 June 2022

And we’re into the last half-term of the year – we hope you and your family had a good half-term break. This week’s message has just two parts: a reminder to complete the annual survey and some important news about classes and teachers next year.

Annual survey

Every year, we invite you to complete a short survey. Your views matter. They help to shape what we do in the forthcoming year(s).

Complete the Scholes (Elmet) Primary survey here.

(It’s worth bearing in mind that the survey isn’t the best place to raise individual, specific concerns – hopefully, you’re comfortable to speak with Miss Hague or a class teacher about these instead.)

Staffing in 2022-23

Next year sees some significant changes in staffing. We thought we’d let you know now so that you’re aware of the changes…


We’re saying goodbye to three of our teaching staff this year…

Mr Freeman, who trained to be a teacher whilst working at Scholes, is leaving us, but he’s not going to be too far away: from September, he’ll be the Y5,6 teacher at St James’ CE Primary, one of the other Sphere schools.

Miss Harker, who started her career as a TA at Scholes and who has worked both at St James’ CE Primary and at Scholes, is leaving to continue her teaching career in another school.

Mr Gathercole, who has been teaching with us since 2017, is leaving the profession to pursue other passions.  He’s an avid writer and Leeds United supporter so maybe you’ll see him reporting on their success next year.

We’re really sad to see these people go and we know that the children are going to be sad about this, too. We’d like to thank them for all their hard work and dedication.

We’ll also be saying goodbye to a number of TAs this year. Mrs Ravenscroft is hanging up her teaching assistant whiteboard pen after 25 years of work within our school. We’re all going to miss her and know that the children will, too. Miss Ward, Miss Wright and Miss McAleer are all leaving to pursue teaching careers – we wish them the very best.


We’re really pleased to let you know that we’ve recruited three shiny new teachers!

Kate Young, Joanna Paterson and Craig Robson will join us in phases Y1,2, Y3,4 and Y5,6 respectively. We hope all three will be here for the transition afternoon so that your child gets to meet them.

We’re also welcoming back Mrs Flynn into Reception. Mrs Flynn worked at Scholes for a number of years before going on maternity leave. She joins us after working at St James’ CE Primary for a year.

The overall structure of our school will stay the same:

As always, if you’ve any questions, comments or concerns, please do speak with us. Have a good weekend.