3rd December 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

As we come to the last few busy weeks of the autumn term there are numerous events and occasions that are happening in school. You should have received a letter detailing all the dates and times of these, this went out a couple of weeks ago and are on our school website. Please make sure you check so as not to miss your child’s important occasions.

I also wanted to make you aware that Miss Sime my Deputy Head, will be leaving St Oswald’s at Christmas. The fantastic news is that she is moving on to be the Head teacher of St Matthews’ Catholic Primary School, a well-deserved promotion.

Miss Sime has worked in St Oswald’s for many years gaining promotion from class teacher to her current role. She has been instrumental in the success of our amalgamation and in raising standards across the primary school. She has taught lots of generations across the Old Swan area so her leaving is going to be very emotional for all concerned, particularly her.

On Friday 6th December we are holding a school mass at 10am in St Oswald’s Church to celebrate and thank Miss Sime for all her commitment to the school and parish of St Oswald’s. Years 2, 4, 5& 6 will be attending the mass and parents/carers are very welcome to attend. It would be a testament to Miss Sime’s career if there were representatives from the whole community.

Personally, I would like to thank Miss Sime for her dedication and commitment to the children of St Oswald’s, I know she will be a fabulous Head teacher and St Matthews’ is lucky to be getting such a talented leader. I know that all the parents and carers would like to join me in wishing her good luck and happiness in her new role.

St Oswald’s will continue to serve the children with a replacement for Miss Sime, initially with a seconded leader from another school while we advertise for a substantive Deputy Head teacher. This is a challenging time for school, but I am confident that all the staff will work together to ensure a smooth transition in the appointments.


Yours sincerely

Mrs M Walsh

Head teacher

Miss Sime’s leaving letter