Coach Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7TE

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St Begh's Catholic Junior School

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Chair's Message



Dear All,

It is hard to believe we are already at the end of the first term of this school year. What a crazy year it has been!! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all in the St. Begh’s school community for the resilience they have shown during these unprecedented times, and I am confident that when we are out on the other side, the response we have shown to adversity during these times will only help us on our road to future success.

In every year of the school, the pupils have shown their responsible approach to the changes that have been forced upon us, and I can only thank them for their efforts and maturity they have shown. It has definitely made our jobs easier and emphasises what wonderful pupils we have at our school. They have all excelled in their learning and it has been lovely to see they have all remained very hard workers who strive to shine in all they do.

I know you will have all heard about the changes we have employed in the school and these would not have been possible at all without the hard work and dedication of Mrs. Mallard and all the staff at St. Begh’s. I would like to thank them for all their efforts above and beyond to ensure we had all the procedures in place to make the school as safe as possible for everyone.

At the end of this school term we will be saying goodbye to Mrs. Sheila Preston who has worked tirelessly for the school for many years. Her dedication has been second to none. As someone who has had personal experience being a pupil in a class Mrs. Preston supported, I would like to thank her for the positive impact she has had on myself. I’m sure many others would echo my words.

During this term we had the terrible news of the passing of our new teacher Miss Hannah McDaid. Hannah was a promising young teacher and the impact she had on our school during the short time she was here will not be forgotten. Please remember her and her family in your prayers at this difficult time. 

Finally, I would like to thank all the parents and carers of children at the school. Reopening in September wouldn’t have been possible without your continued support, patience and understanding. Making a ‘new normal’ will be a joint effort for some time to come, so thank you to the entire school community for your continued flexibility and determination.

On behalf of the full Governing Body, I would like to wish you all a happy and holy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Lois Anderson

Chair of Governors