Headteacher’s Welcome

It is with immense pride that I introduce myself as the Developmental Headteacher of Campion School.  I feel very privileged to be leading this impressive school community through its next phase of development.  This is my fourth headship and as such will bring to Campion a range of experiences and knowledge of all through education from early years through to post 16 that will enable us to go from strength to strength quickly.  The trustees and staff have great ambition for the future of the school and students and we are determined to deliver. 

I would like to take this early opportunity to thank all parents and carers in supporting their sons and daughters to be ready for the start of term.  Our students are incredibly smart and well prepared.

The bar has been raised around all of our expectations of each other and of our students through assemblies and the staff training day.  In order to secure successful outcomes for all there are three school improvement priorities that will enable all our children to Achieve, develop Character and be Excellent.

Attendance targets are set at 98% for all students and in achieving this best outcomes are secured.  Students will be tracked weekly and good attendance celebrated and acknowledged.  Working alongside parents, the school will support all students to meet this target. 

The overwhelming majority of our students are purposeful, engaged and ready to learn.  Low level disruption in classrooms impacts on the learning of all.  We therefore cannot tolerate these behaviours.  We have this week implemented robust daily tracking of student behaviour and are now developing strategies to support students and staff.

Our students deserve the very best environment for learning that is well resourced and teachers planning excellent lessons.  This week we have started an environment uplift in classrooms and set clear expectations for staff and students in relation to presentation of work.  Homework is an essential element to support progress and homework timetables are being developed for each year group which will be shared with you.  To support our students to be organised we are currently reviewing the introduction of student planners.  Your views on this would be welcome. 

A week in and students are responding superbly but as a school we must be insistent, consistent and persistent in relation to our high expectations. 

Our school has two dedicated and committed parent groups; the Parent Forum and HandS and I am looking forward to meeting and exploring with you all your views and ideas in supporting further school improvement. 

Together in partnership we can deliver Brilliant Futures.

Ms Patricia Hammond
Developmental Headteacher