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A message from the Chair of Governors

To all pupils, parents, staff and friends of Peterbrook Primary School:


I am extremely proud to have been elected as the new Chair of Governors of the Peterbrook Primary School. The School has a long history of providing a rich, varied and high quality education for the young people of our community. I look forward to helping Mrs Thorne, and the rest of the leadership team of the school, in ensuring that the children of the school benefit from high standards of education and care.


We return from the summer holidays with a number of key changes in the structure of the Senior Leadership Team. Firstly, it is with mixed feelings that we have said goodbye to Mr Russell who leaves us as Deputy Headteacher to take up the Headteacher position at Lady Katherine Leveson CE Primary School. Mr Russell has had an immeasurable impact on the school in his time with us and we wish him well in his new role and for the future.


With Mr Russell’s departure has come an opportunity for us to restructure the Senior Leadership Team, and it is with great pleasure and confidence that we welcome Mrs Burke into her new role as Deputy Headteacher, and Mrs Hashdi into the new post of Assistant Headteacher. Both of them have been hugely influential in their time at Peterbrook and we all wish them well as they take up these well-earned new positions.


Peterbrook pupils had some very positive results in both the English and Maths key stage 2 national curriculum tests in the summer of 2017. All the staff, past and present, who have been involved with those children since they started at the school will have taken great pride in this success. It is also worth remembering and paying tribute to the impact parents and carers have had on these results through their support of school activities at home. Whether this is from reading or writing together, practicing maths skills or just from the modelling of positive attitudes and behaviours every day, the influence of people involved in the outside-school lives of Peterbrook pupils is central to their success.


This is an especially big year for our new Year 6 children. The Class of 2018 will be sitting their Key Stage 2 tests next summer, the results of which are used increasingly by secondary schools as early tools to help plan their pupils’ pathways through secondary education. Now they are the senior members of school body, I look forward to seeing them grow into this important position, and act as mature and responsible role-models for all the younger children. I have high hopes for what they can achieve this year and how they can complete their journey with us in preparation for their new lives in secondary school this time next year.


I wish everyone associated with the school well for the upcoming year and look forward to meeting many of you at the various school events I attend.


Best wishes


Andy Schneider

Chair of Governors

September 2017

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545