Head Teacher’s Welcome
I would like to introduce myself as the new Head Teacher of St. David’s High School.
I am absolutely delighted to be starting in the post in September and I consider it a privilege to have been appointed. Of course, many of you already know me as I’ve been at the school since September 2008. Previously, I have led a very successful Humanities Department and have been part of the Senior Leadership Team at the school for the last three years serving as Mr Burns’ Deputy.
I am very proud to be leading what I believe is a school with huge potential and I am determined to secure an outstanding future for our school. I have the very highest expectations of all the staff and pupils and I know, by working together to raise standards in every area, we will ensure all children achieve their full potential. It is the aim of the whole school team to help each child become a successful learner and a well-rounded individual who is ready to take the next steps in their learning journey.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to take over the leadership of a much-improved school with a growing reputation in the communities of Saltney and Broughton. I am determined that the school builds on its legacy and continues to flourish and maintain its position at the heart of our community. I am sure some parents are understandably nervous about the changes in personnel and the impact this will have on standards at St. David’s. I have twin daughters myself and know-how change can affect how they feel about school. Please be reassured that nothing will change in terms of the routines for your child in the short term. The school remains a good school and the expectations of all staff (teaching and non-teaching) will be as high as they were before.
As part of our drive to raise standards, I would like to request your full support as parents/carers in ensuring that your child attends school punctually every day and that they have the correct uniform. Children wearing school uniform promotes a sense of pride and symbolises belonging to the school and a sense of our community. School uniform has a positive impact on good behaviour and attitudes in school.
I look forward to meeting you all as parents over the coming academic year, and to working in partnership with you to achieve the very best for your child. In the meantime, if you would like to discuss any concerns then please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
Mr Steven Richardson