Dear Parents and Carers,
It gives me great pleasure to write to you as the new Headteacher of Ashton St. Peter’s Primary School.
The school is ready to move forward, and I am excited to be leading the way on the next step of its journey to success. We are very lucky at our school to have a highly experienced and dedicated team of staff who care deeply about nurturing and encouraging your children to achieve their very best. I am looking forward to working closely with them to develop us as a strong and motivated team who will, in partnership with you and our governors, ensure all the children in our care have support to handle life’s challenges with courage and perseverance, have access to high quality learning where they can flourish academically and spiritually and ultimately fulfil their God-given potential.
I have been a teacher for eleven years. In my most recent post, I was the Assistant Headteacher and had been a member of the Senior Leadership Team for 5 years, at Aston St. Mary’s CoE Primary School. I was proud to be part of a team that turned this school from a ‘Good’ School to an ’Outstanding’ School and consistently achieved outstanding results in the top 10% of schools in Hertfordshire. Prior to working at Aston St. Mary’s, I worked at Wilshere-Dacre Junior School in Hitchin and was fortunate enough to work with a variety of Headteachers and an Executive Headteachers in this school. I have taught in every year group in some capacity and intend to get into the classrooms as much as I can at Ashton St. Peter’s. Through spending time in each class, I will get to know the children well and this ‘hands on’ experience will allow me to clearly understand how the heart of this school functions and how I can best lead the school.
I feel it is important to assure parents/carers that I recognise work needs to be done quickly to improve the outcomes for all our children. I believe Ashton St. Peter’s is a school of huge potential and I am determined to secure an outstanding future for the school. I have the very highest expectations of the staff and all the children and it is my intention by working together we can make our school the best it can possibly be. I intend to build on results this year and inspire my team to ensure that every child makes their maximum progress and as a school we are working towards exceeding the national attainment levels in all areas. Of course, children are all individuals with many different talents and abilities. I fully intend to provide them with many varied and exciting opportunities to learn in different ways and to achieve high levels of self-esteem through having lots of success. I want children to be proud and enthusiastic about being part of our school.
I am always happy to hear your thoughts and ideas and I look forward to working in close partnership with you.
Mr. David Bower