Autumn Term 2017Posted on: 05/09/2017
Welcome to the Autumn Term at Fordwater
Hello everyone and welcome back. I hope you have had an enjoyable summer! I am delighted to now be fully in post and am very excited to embark on new adventures with Fordwater school.
I have been so impressed with the staff team, their enthusiasm, dedication and their commitment to providing the best for our pupils. We have started the autumn term with two INSET training days where staff were trained in a range of important topics including safeguarding, E-safety and health care. Staff were also given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the importance of their own well being in the workplace.
I am delighted to introduce Kathryn Crosby who has been appointed as our interim Assistant Headteacher. Kathryn will be in post until, at least, Christmas whilst we work together to formulate the shape of the leadership team going forward into the future.
My main priority this term is to maintain stability for the school as there has obviously been a big change in the leadership team due to Sue and Pete’s retirement. I look forward to familiarising myself with daily life at Fordwater whilst establishing plans to continue the schools development. I plan to start by spending time in classes and experiencing life within the school. I am really looking forward to getting to know the pupils.
The autumn term is always my favourite in school with lots of festivities on the horizon as summer fades and the evenings draw in. As soon as I have my feet under the table I will update the latest news with plans for activities and events for the term along with achievements and headlines as they happen.
I am committed to doing my best for Fordwater and taking the school from strength to strength, building on the great work that has gone before. Please feel free to contact me at any time. I look forward to meeting you all in due course.