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A message from the Chair of Governors

Hello and a warm welcome to you all.


As we approach the end of another school year it seems appropriate to look back on a very interesting, innovative and exciting year. The Peterbrook Primary School ethos has always been to be your best and to achieve your aspirations, through working hard in academic subjects; excelling on the sports field and through making a positive difference every day in the life of the school.

As a Governor, it never fails to amaze me the number of different and innovative lessons our children take part in. We also have a full clubs and creative programme which incorporates lunchtime drop in with Debbie Shaw to a variety of before and after school clubs led by our dedicated teaching staff and from members of our wider school family. With Science weeks, Green day, Eco garden to Creativity week, Peterbrook will always ensure all our pupils have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through their schoolwork and beyond.


Times do seem to be more difficult and in this era of budget cuts and restraints on local services, it can be easy to lose sight of how a creative curriculum and extracurricular activities can make a difference to school life. As I learnt this year through the workshops delivered by The Big Happiness Experiment CiC, an active child increases happiness hormones and can assist young people (and adults) to work more constructively in a happier environment.

It’s been an interesting year, not least with Mr. Russell announcing his leaving, after being offered a Headteachers post in a school in Knowle. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Russell for all his hard work and dedication he has shown to Peterbrook. We welcome Mrs Burke as our new Deputy Head and we all look forward to our new year, with our new senior leadership team in September.


Finally, as our children embark on their SATS we can take a moment to assess what our Year Six’s have achieved. The Class of 2016, most will have started in Nursery all those years ago in trepidation of what the coming days, months and years would bring. They have worked together, fallen out, resolved their differences and stayed away from home on the school’s residential trips. These ingredients will hold them in good stead for their big move to secondary school. Although this can be a very stressful time, we ask our children to do what we have always asked all our pupils to do: to do their best. There is a whole new world on the horizon for our year six pupils and the skills they have learnt at Peterbrook will stay with them for their rest of their lives.


All the best


Dave Crathorne


Chair of Governors

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

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545