Head of School Welcome
It is an honour and a privilege to hold the role of Head of School at the Academy of St. Nicholas. Having taken up post in April 2020, I have been struck by the determination and commitment of students and staff to ensure the Academy’s vision of ‘Always trying our Personal Best’ and the ‘No Excuses’ culture permeates throughout. As a joint denominational, Christian Academy, faith underpins the culture and ethos and this has been abundantly evident in the community spirit which has prevailed over recent months.
The Academy has undergone considerable change in recent years and continues to improve. I am looking forward to working with the whole community as we strive for even greater success for all of our young people. I whole-heartedly believe that the key to success for any young person is a challenging, relevant and engaging academic curriculum combined with a personal development programme that provides unique learning experiences and enhances cultural understanding. Developing an ambitious curriculum is the priority of all our staff and we will work relentlessly to ensure our young people can achieve their potential and beyond.
Our Academy will continue to embed the Core Values of Respect, Ambition, Resilience and Compassion. as we embark on the next stage of our journey. We believe that these values are essential in all walks of life and will enable us to take our ‘Personal Best’ to the next level. As the Head of this vibrant and rapidly-improving Academy, I will continue to raise standards in all aspects of school-life by working closely with staff, students and parents to ensure that the Academy has a firm foundation at the heart of the community. Together, our determination will help us to achieve great things…
‘Aut viam inveniam aut faciam’
I will either find a way or make one…
The reopening of the Academy this September will inevitably bring with it lots of new challenges. However, as we adapt to the new ‘normal’ we will focus on the opportunities that large-scale change can often bring. We will continue to work hard to keep our school community safe and will update parents regularly on any developments. Parents are essential to our success and I look forward to sharing the many exciting projects that we have planned.
Head of School