I am delighted to be able to write my first introduction as the new Headteacher of Swallownest Primary School. All the staff and children have made me feel very welcome and I feel privileged to be joining your school, the learning community and to be back in Rotherham.
My priority as Headteacher is to ensure that we raise standards and outcomes for children striving to become an outstanding school. I will be getting to know the pupils, staff and school community this term but also begin to build an excellent team to work alongside me. This is to 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’d like to take this opportunity to share and set out my vision for the school. A vision you will hear many times over – from the children and staff and I hope that you will join with me in supporting this vision.
‘At Swallownest Primary School, we want the best for and the best from everyone in our learning community.’
This is our school motto. It means that we will provide the best possible education and support for your children and the best possible support for our staff and parents. In return, we expect children to behave well and work hard. We expect teachers to work hard to provide exciting and challenging learning opportunities and expect parents to support us in supporting their children.
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 support our high expectations in all areas.
I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.
Mr L McHale