A letter from our new Co-heads

_N7A8362We are delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new Co-Headteachers for West Hill School.

We have worked successfully as Co-Deputy Headteachers for the last six years and will be following the same model to share the headship role.

Our philosophy for education is one which is based around the desire that every child should reach their full potential and feel happy and safe whilst at school. We believe that it is essential to have a very child-centred approach to teaching where praise, encouragement, consistency and challenge are paramount. As the leaders of the school, our main job is to make sure each child is safe, happy and achieving well whilst they are at school.

The whole staff will be spending the next few weeks making sure all the children settle into their new classes and are clear about the high expectations we have of them. We believe children should feel welcome, inspired, safe and supported when they are learning. It is the aim of the whole school team to help each child become a successful learner and well-rounded individual who is ready to make the next steps in their learning journey.

From our experience of being Deputy Headteachers we know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. Parents make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school; we want to develop the relationship between the school and parents for everyone’s benefit.

West Hill School has a history of providing excellent educational opportunities for all. We are looking forward to developing the school yet further and introducing changes that benefit the whole school community.

Yours sincerely

Anna Healy and Lisa Carmen