I am delighted to be able to write my first letter as the new Headteacher of Chilwell Croft Academy. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to continue to build upon the success the school has already achieved together with Equitas Academies Trust.
I have worked in the Education sector for over twenty years in a variety of settings, including Universities, Secondary Schools and Primary Schools. Being a father of two children, I am very much aware of the responsibility that my staff and I have in ensuring that the highest standard of teaching and learning is achieved. We have a hugely committed team and wonderful children, which of course, is a great place for any new head to start! I would like to thank you for choosing Chilwell Croft Academy as the institution to provide your child/children with the foundations for a successful educational career and can assure you that, together with the unwavering support of the school team we are extremely excited about the journey ahead.
The needs of the children are always paramount in the life and decision making within a school. I strongly believe in providing the children with exciting, creative and meaningful learning experiences, which build their enthusiasm for learning and help them to grow and develop positively in a variety of ways. I think it is crucial to involve the children and their families as partners in their education. I am also keen on building a whole school community which thrives on mutual respect and values positive relationships. I know how vital working in partnership with parents really is in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. As key educators in your children’s lives, I feel that it is important that you have a voice and that as a school we are approachable and allocate time to listen to your concerns, worries or thoughts about the school. In the near future I will be inviting parents in for an informal coffee morning. This will be an opportunity to meet other parents, chat to me and other members of staff over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake. Watch this space!
You can be assured that as Headteacher, I will strive to provide the best education for your child/children whilst they are members of our school family. Please do come up and introduce yourselves outside school – I will attempt to be at the gate before and after school each day. I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming weeks.