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New era for North Craven schools
10:00am Friday 21st September 2012 in News
Primary schools in North Craven have entered a new era.
Following the reorganisation of education in the area, the schools now have year six pupils.
And at Settle Primary that has meant a brand new classroom and teacher to go with it.
Laura Thompson, a leading teacher and an Ofsted-recognised excellent practitioner, has joined from Embsay Primary to take charge of the new year group - and she is teaching in the school’s new £250,000 extension.
Headteacher Richard Wright said: “We are delighted to look to the future with our fantastic new classroom and we welcome Miss Thompson to the staff of Settle Primary School.”
Bentham Primary - which is due to move to a new location in 2014 - has refurbished a classroom to cater for the extra children and has a new teacher, Emma Chapman, who taught at the now-closed Ingleton Middle School.
And it has appointed a head boy and head girl for the first time, with the roles going to Sam Wills and Fae Donaldson.
“There is a lovely atmosphere and a real buzz in the school,” said headteacher Catherine Boocock.
“It has worked out very well for us and, of course, we are looking forward to our new school being built.”
Building work is due to start in January.