Welcome to Archbishop Courtenay Church of England Primary School
Welcome to Archbishop Courtenay Primary School. I am delighted to have been appointed as the new headteacher of this wonderful school.
My philosophy for education is one which is based around the statement of the ‘best for every child’. I hold a strong child centered approach to teaching, where consistency, praise, encouragement yet challenge is key. I believe that all children are amazing and have unique potential waiting to be unlocked - it is a privilege, as a teacher and a leader, to be able to inspire, enthuse, motivate and nurture children to fully achieve this.
I am passionate and committed to my core values that include honesty, respect, integrity and determination. However, I also recognise as a Church of England School our distinct Christian character, and school values are essential to our everyday lives. Therefore not only am I looking forward to working with Archbishop Courtenay's excellent senior leadership team to provide an exciting curriculum, but I also intend to create a NEW school vision, along with purposeful values, to ensure all pupils live, love and flourish within our school community.
I am also very fortunate that Mrs Jenny Ashley-Jones, Headteacher at Reculver school, will be supporting us this year and I know we are all excited by this new phase of the school’s journey and both myself, and my team of amazing staff, look forward to leading learning in the twenty-first century.