Learning for Life
Dear Parents / Carers
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new headteacher of Foxwood Academy. I feel privileged and humbled to embrace this exciting opportunity.
I started teaching twenty years ago at a Nottinghamshire special school. I taught a variety of subjects to children with a broad range of physical, emotional and educational needs; this was the foundation for my teaching career. I then moved to teaching in mainstream secondary schools where I quickly moved into leadership. I had a variety of roles and specialised in improving whole school teaching and learning. However, my passion to raise standards for children and young people with SEN remained a constant and so I returned to this environment.
I firmly believe that our children and young people at Foxwood Academy should have every opportunity to learn, thrive and be safe in a nurturing and caring environment. I want every child to be encouraged to 'learn for life' while developing the skills to care, be independent and to celebrate every achievement. I want our children and young people to play an active part in their community, embracing the arts, residentials, sporting activities while achieving the best possible learning outcomes.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you and working together over the next twelve months and beyond. I extend a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to pay us a visit at the Academy and am offering two informal coffee mornings/drop in sessions should you wish to meet with me or members of the Academy senior team.