Every day I come into school and get that excited feeling, wondering what fantastic things I will see today. I can answer that question myself now because everybody in the school understands what we are doing.
I know I will see pupils and teachers working incredibly hard to achieve the targets we have set them. They will be completely focused on trying to be outstanding in everything they do, and with the support of the families and local community, they are achieving it. Whilst our students expect and demand the very best, they also have to have fun as they go. This is something I fully support and encourage with many extra-curricular activities and clubs that are not academically based.
My focus has always been, and always will be, the quality of teaching received by our pupils and ensuring it matches the needs of all. In this way, we will meet our very challenging targets and our students will be able to leave school and be proud of where they have come from and excited about where they are going. With no excuses made about working hard, being on time and properly equipped, Chamberlayne will be the best school in the City. I look forward to meeting you at events in the school and would welcome any feedback or comments.