News From TestbourneThere are some exciting developments at Testbourne.

The school site looks a little like a building site at the moment but they are looking forward to some improved facilities for September.

The redesign of the bus bay is well under way but like many building projects is a little behind schedule.

The widening of the footpath on Micheldever Road is also part of this project and although there is some upheaval at the moment, they are looking forward to a wider footpath that will make life easier for all pedestrian users on Micheldever Road.

The current works will also see two new teaching spaces, improved toilet facilities for boys and girls and a new Science Lab. These will all be ready for use in September when we welcome our new larger Year 7 intake of 180 students.

It is also the time of year when the school prepares to say farewell to some staff. This year there are four staff retiring. Mrs Mayo is retiring as Head of English, Mr Hallmann as Head of Drama, Mrs Ricketts as MFL Teacher and last but not least Mrs Davies as Head of Art.

Headteacher Mrs Beasley said, “Mrs Davies has been at Testbourne for an astonishing 37 years. She joined the school in September 1979 as a Teacher of Art. There are generations of Testbourne students who have benefitted from Jeanette’s guidance and inspiration in Art. Her philosophy has always been that, ‘Art is for everyone’ and most recently her passion for photography has enabled a large number of students to be successful in GCSE Art Digital Photography. I am sure you would want to join me in wishing her a very happy and long retirement.”

Testbourne School will be celebrating together on the afternoon of 15th July to wish all our retirees a long and happy retirement.

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