Head's Introduction

It gives me great pleasure to write this introductory letter to you in my new role as Headteacher. From the first moment that I joined Arlies Primary School in 2003, I was hooked! This is a school with an extraordinary charm and an ethos which holds the children at its heart. We are lucky to have a highly-skilled, committed team who strive for the upmost success for our children and who have a caring and supportive ethos at their core. Arlies Primary School is undoubtedly a unique school and I feel privileged to be leading us forward.

It is my aim to build on the secure foundations and current achievements ensuring that our school is forward thinking and ambitious within a supportive and safe environment. I fully appreciate how important each year of a child’s school life is towards preparing them for life.  I am passionate about teaching and have high expectations, not only for myself but for all members of our school community. I hope you will support our high expectations in all areas, especially in attendance and behaviour which naturally impacts greatly on achievement.

I will strive to ensure that our school supports children to be whole rounded individuals.  I strongly believe that school is the opportunity for children to discover and unlock hidden talents in a fun and nurturing environment.  Every child has the ability to do amazing things if a school provides the right opportunities.

I will be holding a ‘Meet the New Headteacher’ drop-in in order for me to gain a wider knowledge of the parent community. This will be in the school hall on October 3rd 3.30-5– the same night as Meet the Teacher drop-in sessions. Please feel free to pop in and introduce yourself to me before or after you have met your child’s class teacher.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, concerns or there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and school life.

I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.