It is with absolute pleasure that I write this letter to you as the new Headteacher of Chilwell Croft Academy. This is such a fabulous school, and it has been clear from the welcome that I have received from the children, parents and staff that it is a community of positive support for those who are a part of it.
Having worked in education for a number of years I am passionate about all children’s right to a positive education, one that builds their love of learning and supports them to look ahead with confidence and enthusiasm to the opportunities that the future has for them. I have been so impressed by the children I have been able to meet this week, they are enthusiastic to learn and show such wonderful kindness and respect towards the people that they meet. With this in mind all of us here at Chilwell are delighted that the school will be welcoming back all pupils on Monday 8 March. We are all looking forward to seeing and hearing(!) all the children in classrooms once again.
We shall provide further information and guidelines for our return in due course. Please rest assured that our communication will always be open and honest regarding this.
In the near future I shall be holding some virtual parent meetings to hopefully get to know you better and hear your thoughts about the school. In the meantime, I hope to see you at the beginning and end of the school day – albeit socially distanced as we are required to do.