Having had the pleasure of working with the wonderful team of students, staff, parents, and Governors at The Bay since September, it is a privilege to take on the leadership at this extraordinary school. A massive thank you to Nick Cousins for his relentless approach in helping to set up the new school. It has been a pleasure to work with him and we all wish him the best for the future.
Moving forward, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that our priorities will remain unchanged; we will work determinedly to continue to develop the quality of teaching and learning in order to improve the academic outcomes and life chances for all our students. The continuing professional development of staff and giving a voice to all students will be central to ensuring that we support all students to excel in their studies.
I believe that we should all lead by example. By meeting our students at the gate every morning and saying goodbye each evening, we are modelling that we care. This is just one of a number of ways that we show the students that we care about each of them as individuals. We care about their safety, their happiness and their future aspirations.
At the core of my approach to leadership is communication. I will communicate openly and honestly with students, parents and staff in order to build an environment of trust. This, coupled with a commitment to provide a curriculum that develops knowledge, understanding, skills, attributes and attitudes that are necessary for every individual to flourish, we will enable our students to develop as successful lifelong learners.
We have high standards of uniform and behaviour at The Bay CE School; by all of our school body embracing this we will ensure that there is a consistency that allows a strong culture for learning to develop. It is only through this collaborative approach that we will truly fulfil our motto of inspiring every member of our school community to believe that they can, and therefore will, excel.
We are at the start of a great journey and I look forward to working alongside you to continue on our path to becoming the school that offers a strength of pastoral care, a breadth of extra-curricular offers that broaden horizons, and fantastic academic outcomes that will open many doors for all in the future.