Dear Parents and Carers,
I would like to introduce myself to you as the new Head Teacher of Manston Primary. I am delighted to be joining Manston in September and look forward to being a part of the school community.
I have been a teacher and leader in Leeds since my graduation from Leeds Trinity University in 2004 where I completed a four-year teacher training programme. During my time in schools, I have had many roles that have involved teaching across Key stage 1 and 2 and leading a variety of areas. Presently, I am working as Interim head teacher in a primary school in West Leeds, providing leadership to a school in need after being recommended for the role by the local authority.
I believe that good relationships enable pupils and staff members to make the best progress and be as effective as they can be. I am firm but fair and make my expectations clear through open communication.
Over the next few weeks, I will be in school on several occasions for governors meetings, to greet the parents and carers of new reception pupils, to meet existing parents and pupils and work with staff.
I look forward to meeting you all in and around school.
Mr J Clay