I have been a headteacher for 12 years, having been appointed to the Infant School in 2010 and subsequently becoming the Executive Headteacher of Rise Park Academy Trust in 2014 when our two academies were opened, from which time they have gone from strength to strength, achieving two Ofsted ‘Good’ judgements in May 2017.
Our popular and successful early years centre for Reception children was opened in 2013, followed by a Year 5/6 junior school block in 2015 and a dedicated nursery provision in 2017. Our most recent projects have been the construction of a large Multi-Use Games Area, an all-weather sports pitch for both schools, which has now been completed, as well as a sensory pod area and surrounding garden for SEND and disadvantaged
pupils in our schools, which is currently being developed. The schools also have a purpose-built heated outdoor swimming pool as an additional facility which enables us to offer swimming lessons to all of our pupils as a key life skill.
The Local Committee, Senior Leadership Team, staff and pupils are very proud of our broad and varied provision, which is strongly supported by an active and successful PTFA, as well as a very close school community.
Our curriculum vision is based upon our seven “Learning Powers” of Respect, Inspiration, Self-Belief, Excellence, Passion, Achievement, Resilience and Knowledge, which also encompasses our three key values of “Respect, Belief, Excellence”.
This vision is lived and realised by all of our children and staff at all times, as part of our day-to-day school life.