Last week we said a fond farewell to our longest serving member of staff, Mrs Barnard, who has worked at Courtwood since 1999. During her twenty years service, Mrs Barnard is estimated to have worked with over 600 children during their time in either Reception or year 1! The children said goodbye during a special assembly where they shared memories, poems written for Mrs Barnard and sung a specially written version of ‘If you’re Happy and You Know It’, entitled ‘Thank You, Mrs Barnard.’ After school the staff celebrated all of Mrs Barnard’s contributions to the school, with afternoon tea. Carol, we wish you a happy, healthy and restful retirement. Thank you for all you have done for everyone at Courtwood.