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Thank you Katie Bennett

Thank you so much to Katie for her dedication whatever the weather, over the last 7 and a half years. You have undoubtedly helped to keep hundreds of children safe crossing the road before and after school. 

Thank you also to Mrs Bragg and Year 5 for making her this beautiful card.


A copy of the letter from our Chair of Governors. 


Dear Parents and Carers

I am writing to you to let you know that Devon County Council has advised us that Mrs Bennett, will be stepping down from her position as our School Crossing Patrol from the end of this term.  During the last 7 and a half years Mrs Bennett's calm reassurance has been a constant presence outside our school gates as she has escorted our children and their parents safely across the road.  For an entire generation of our pupils Mrs Bennett has been their first and last contact with school every day as she welcomes them cheerfully in the morning and waves them goodbye on their way home at the end of the day. In her role Mrs Bennett has dedicated herself to protecting and safeguarding our children and we are in no doubt that our children's lives have been so much safer in her very capable hands.  


We shall miss her very much and thank her for everything that she has done for our children. 


Yours faithfully 


Jane Ruston 

On behalf of the Board of Governors