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St Peter's Gets a Head

by Michael Ford last modified 05 Feb, 2018 05:16 PM

Oliver Martindale is the Headteacher Designate of a brand new church school near Wilton.

 
He says, “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Headteacher for St Peter’s Church of England Primary Academy. I am passionate about education and feel privileged to be leading the establishment of a brand new school.

“My vision for St Peter’s is that we will create a school with exceptional standards and a culture of critical thinking, tolerance and aspiration for pupils and staff alike.

“I have worked in a number of schools as a teacher and leader. As a Deputy Head in two challenging settings and, most recently, as a Headteacher in Portsmouth, I have learnt that every child is capable of loving learning and achieving their potential. I have high expectations of myself, staff and parents in this endeavour.

“Throughout my career in school leadership, I have maintained a passion and expertise in primary maths, working to support a number of schools and teachers in this subject. Designing creative and rigorous curricula, planning exciting and challenging lessons and enabling enthusiastic, skilled teachers is my greatest passion and when we get this right, children love school.

“Since my appointment, I have been in regular contact with Mark Lacey, CEO of the Academy Trust, and with Yvonne Morrison, Project Manager. One of our key priorities is to start building a shared history with the emerging community. Links with the church will underpin the ethos of the school. Transparency and good communication with parents will enhance this further.

“My daughter has just started in Reception class so I appreciate how critical it is that we start a dialogue now.”

‘Meet the New Headteacher’ sessions will take place at the Diocesan Education Centre in Wilton from 10am on Saturday 3 February and Saturday 3 March.

Places are still available for children in Reception and Years 1 to 4.

Visit the website at www.stpeters.dsat.org.uk for more information, or call Gemma Kiddle on 01722 746948.

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