As you may already have heard, Linda Croshaw is retiring from her post as After School Club Manager after more than 25 years’ service. Replacing Linda (and Lucy, our former Deputy) was always going to be a challenge but in the prevailing job market it has proved insurmountable despite extensive advertising.
To safeguard the future of the provision and to ensure that our parents and carers are not left without high quality wrap around care, we have therefore worked with the Lighthouse Schools Partnership to explore other options.
I am pleased to announce that from January the Club will be run by Future Stars https://www.futurestarscoaching.co.uk/. Future Stars already provide sports coaches to the Junior School in the afternoons to cover class teacher release, lunchtime sports activities and after school sports clubs.
The Club will continue to operate in a similar way – we hope that the existing Playworkers will all choose to transfer over and the current activities and routines will substantially continue – it is not the intention to turn it into a sports club.
We will be working with Future Stars over the remainder of this term to finalise the practical details and as soon as we know details on booking procedures etc we will let you know. Any fee credits will be transferred to Future Stars as part of the handover.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly but I believe it is the right one to futureproof the viability of the club.