Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Head Teacher of Manor Junior School. Over the last few days I have had the pleasure of meeting all the staff, and goodness aren’t your children lucky to have such an enthusiastic and dedicated team of professionals. Over the two non-pupil days (CPD days) we have looked at how to improve our school building, the facilities on offer to the children and the classroom environment. I am sure you will be excited to see the improvements that we have planned come to fruition over the coming months.
This morning I met your children, who have made me feel very welcome. They looked so smart in their uniforms and were all so ready to learn – thank you for preparing them so well. Being a mother of two boys, I know just how challenging it can be to ensure that your children are ready to learn.
The Board of Governors appointed me as Head Teacher to ensure that MJS aims to become an Ofsted “outstanding” school. Having achieved this in my first Headship I know that whilst this is a challenge, it is achievable when we all work together, sharing common core values and ensuring that all of our children come first in any decision making. Over the coming weeks, you will be invited to share your opinions about our homework, curriculum, reporting systems, enrichment provision and extended school provision. I look forward to hearing your views, combining them with those of the governors, children and staff.
Your children deserve the best, and it is my intention to provide this. Childhood is a magical time and children need space and time to explore the world around them. The challenges of the 21st century demand that they learn to have positive relationships with those around them and develop strong identities and self-belief. Underpinning all of this they need to develop life-long learning skills and achieve at the highest academic standards. A challenge indeed!
Over the next few months, there will be changes that will help us determine and agree on MJS’s journey to becoming an “outstanding” provider for your children. I look forward to your continued support.
I will be attending all the Year Group Meetings next week, and hope to meet many of you then. I will also be in the playground every morning, to greet your children, please come up and make yourself known, it will be a joy to get to know you all and to be welcomed as a member of your community.
Clare D’NettoHead Teacher