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Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to be able to write to you as the new Head Teacher of Chadwell Heath Academy. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to be able to serve the community. I intend to ensure the school is revitalised in its drive to ensure positive outcomes in all areas and that students achieve beyond our expectations becoming beacons in the local community.

I have 14 years of rich Leadership experience in education holding positions in a variety of settings including Inner London schools. Throughout my career I have had significant impact on curriculum, pedagogy and pastoral care ensuring students grow both personally and academically, becoming a force of positivity in the local community. It has long been my vocation to facilitate parents in the upbringing of their children, preparing them for modern life with both the skills, commitment and resilience to succeed. It is to this service which I enter with great enthusiasm and I look forward to a positive and productive relationship.

The needs of our children are paramount in the decision making and opportunities for growth of a school. I believe in building a child’ cultural capital and resilience through providing an exciting and rich curriculum filled with meaningful experiences and opportunities to grow. We will continue to provide opportunities for students to grow in respect and understanding through enhanced Leadership initiatives and charitable works. As Headteacher I will ensure that your child’s needs are supported, and remove barriers to learning so that no child is left behind. I intend on giving every child the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience needed to flourish and succeed in the modern world. 

Finally, it is essential to enhance the relationships between the school and parents who are the principal sources of education and guidance in children’s lives. My team and I will continue to strengthen the work we do together to enhance the education of our children.  It is important that you have a voice, and that you have the opportunity to voice your worries, concerns or enthusiasm for your child’s education

Please rest assured that as Head Teacher of Chadwell Heath Academy I will strive to give your children the best education and experiences available. I am pleased to be the newest member of the Chadwell Heath Academy family and I look forward to working closely with you and the local community.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Poddington