Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted and honoured to be able to write my first letter as the Temporary Headteacher of St. David Haigh & Aspull Church of England Primary School.
Being a father of three, 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 evident in all areas.
My priority as Headteacher is to ensure that St. David’s continues to aim to become an outstanding school. Not only do I know the pupils, families and school community well, but also I have an excellent team to work alongside me. This will ensure we are able to meet the needs of all our pupils to achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development. I would also like to welcome Mrs Hargreaves, our new office manager, who is settling in very well and is being kept very busy!
Within the context of Christian belief and practice, our school has developed a set of core values which will continue to underpin all the work we do. These values will have a huge impact as your child develops. They help to deepen your child’s positive values and in doing so, help them consider the implications of their choices in relation to themselves, the communities from which they are part and the wider world.
I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is, in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress. I hope you will continue to support our high expectations in all areas, especially in behaviour and achievement.
Although I know many of you well, having worked at St. David’s for the last 20 years, there will be some who have only known me for a short time. Regardless, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, concerns or if 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.
Mr Robin Woods