I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new Headteacher for Westside School from September 2016.
This is a very special school community and family.
We provide a fresh start for young people who have felt threatened, ignored or disengaged in mainstream education. We seek to re-engage them without any of the baggage from their previous school.
Westside provides vulnerable young people with a small, nurturing and academically rigorous environment where they can get back on track.
Our students and school are supported by a tightly-knit team of experienced educators. We devote individual focus to each student that comes to us. We provide a close support structure in which relationships with parents and carers, with fellow students and with teachers are key to building up self-esteem, learning potential and overall happiness.
Our successful and happy school is founded on all parts of our community working together.
I believe that every young person has the capacity to make a success of him or herself – and I share this belief with every member of my team, every Westside Governor, every Westside mentor and, by the end of their time at Westside, with every student.