Welcome back to a new academic year at Listerdale Primary School! Following the summer holidays the Governing Body has asked me to lead the school forward and I am very excited to be given the opportunity to do so. I am looking forward to establishing a fresh vision and direction for the school and its place in the local community.
I am an experienced primary school headteacher, currently employed withing Aston Community Education Trust (ACET), the multi-academy Trust supporting Listerdale. I have been headteacher at Springwood Junior Academy for eight years, and been involved in primary education for over twenty years.
I believe that high quality education integrates academic excellence with a broad and rich curriculum. Education should be the fusion of high expectations, pursued with rigour, driving excellence and fostering creativity and engagement. Children learn better and more when they are excited and engaged; when there is joy in what they are doing they learn to love learning, and when they achieve success they are motivated to aim even higher.
My philosophy has always been, and will always be, to ensure children receive high quality teaching, resources and opportunities so that they can leave school as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. I look forward to ensuring this applies to Listerdale pupils without exception.