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Dear Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to be able to write to you as the Acting Headteacher of Pool Hayes Primary School. All the staff and children have made me feel very welcome over the years and I feel privileged to be leading and supporting your school community. Being a father of a two year old and a little boy, who is due any time now (I’ll get back to that later on), I am very much aware of the responsibility that my staff and I have in ensuring that the highest standard of teaching and learning is evident in all areas.
Since my appointment as Deputy Head, I have had the privilege to be a part of almost all aspects of school development and the incredible progress I feel we have made over the past four years. I would like to say thank you to Ms Bailey for her support in ensuring the transition to a new management team was as smooth as possible and all the efforts she has made to drive Pool Hayes Primary forward. As a staff we all wish her well in her new role as Executive Headteacher in Norfolk.

My priority as Acting Head Teacher is to ensure that Pool Hayes Primary continues to aim to become an outstanding school. Not only do I want to continue to drive the school forward in term of staff and school community this term but also continue to build an excellent team to work alongside myself and the new Headteacher from January. This is to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all of our fantastic children so achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.
I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is, in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress. I hope you will continue to support our high expectations in all areas, especially in behaviour and achievement.
As is crucial at the beginning of the school year I’d like to find out your current opinions about our school so please go to the ‘links’ sections of this website and click on the ‘parent questionnaire’ section here. You will be asked for a username and password so please enter ‘php’ for both. The guidelines on the webpage will explain the process further. Thank you in advance for taking time out to give me your valuable feedback.
Lastly, I’m delighted to inform you that my second child is due anytime now! This means that I will be looking after my family on paternity leave for two weeks as soon as my little boy arrives. I will be constantly in contact with the Senior Management team comprising of Mrs Snape, Mrs Statham and Mrs Peasley, who are taking up an Assistant Head role for this term, so you will be in safe hands in my absence. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, concerns or if there is anything we can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and school life. I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our annual Information Evening on Thursday the 14th of September.
I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.

Alan Carter
Head Teacher

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