Goodbye and Good Luck!
We sadly say goodbye to Mrs Jane Liddle our Finance Manager and PA to the Head Teacher.
Mrs Liddle has been at South Grove for 17 years and has decided to pack away her calculator and spreadsheets and retire! She will be a familiar, calm face to parents and pupils in the office and always has a warm welcome for everyone! There are even some families that she has seen as pupils who have later returned with their own children starting their time at South Grove.
Mrs Liddle’s role has been a multiple one! She has made sure that the budget and the finances of the school are kept in impeccable order, ensuring that no-one, including Miss Maltwood, spends more than their budget allocation in any one year. She has counted so much money over the years that we cannot imagine what the total would be! Mrs Liddle has always made sure that
Miss Maltwood has not missed her appointments and kept her in check with letters to be written. She has worked with everyone to ensure that the Health and Safety of everyone in the building is of paramount importance and worked closely with the Site Services Officers to do this. One of her other roles has been to support the Governors of the school, attending meetings and contributing to these. There are so many other parts to the work she has done it is an endless list!
We will all miss Mrs Liddle very much but understand that she wants to spend more time with her growing number of grandchildren and her family. Who can blame her? We wish her all the very best for her retirement!
Ms Rosette Doxon will be our new School Business Manager. She has already been in school and is beginning to get to know us. I am sure that we will give her a very warm welcome next term!