This week marks a year since I became headteacher, and I just wanted to express how grateful I am for the support you have shown me.
I did not reveal this at the time as the last thing our community needed was further uncertainty and any sense of diminished strength at the top last Easter; however, my mum suddenly died the day before Mr Lock left, making it a tricky moment to take on the responsibility of leading a school. Having attended a small church primary just like Northaw as a child, it very much seemed to me I was coming home joining the team here, and that sustained me greatly during the summer term.
One of my priorities has been to continue teaching, which has enabled me to get to know the children very well. While my focus has been on maths this year, I hope to support other areas of learning in the future. Similarly, I believe it is very important parents and carers feel they can approach the headteacher, allowing me to understand your concerns better.
I look forward to many more years supporting families in and around Northaw.