I joined Mercenfeld Primary School in August 2020 and we are currently on a very exciting journey. We have achieved so much already as you can see in our Ofsted report
I know how important it is for parents to look around a school they are choosing for their child. Despite the current Coronavirus pandemic visits are still running and will will alter them as necessary based on the current advice at the time. I will ensure the safety of the children, staff and all visitors as i share with you our school and most importantly have a good chat!
I believe deciding which school is best for your child is a bit like buying a house, you will get a gut feeling and what is right for you may be very different for someone else! We hope that all families who live in our catchment area, from now on, chose to attend Mercenfeld Primary School but you need to come and meet us to find out.
Since my arrival we have developed our EYFS base and EYFS outdoor area and had significant work carried out on the roof and hall windows. Our mobile classrooms have had a complete makeover inside and out. We have also added new modern cladding and repainted so many areas within the school. Our school is a vibrant,welcoming and exciting space to learn within which is so important to motivate and inspire children.
Our Office areas, main entrance and staffroom have also been completely redecorated. Organisation is key to running a safe and efficient school and we have that in abundance! Why the staffroom you may ask? If my staff have a welcoming space to relax in, they can then cope with whatever the day may bring! Also as a new Headteacher I can only achieve all the exciting things I have planned if I have a team who feel valued.
Many of you may be wondering where I am getting all the money from. As a very experienced Headteacher I am able to, quickly, see areas of cost savings. This gives me the money to spend on the exciting things but more importantly, those that have biggest impact upon learning and progress for the children.
Bradgate Education Partnership, the Multi Academy Trust the school is part of, are also giving the school a lot of money to enable the school to move forward quickly. I was a Headteacher involved in the set-up of the Trust and only ever want to work in schools within it. At its core is the development of children and all decisions are made to ensure every school within the Trust can achieve this. They continue to provide school with considerable support to ensure rapid progress and together we share the aim of enabling every child and member of staff to be the best they can be!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give the school office a ring on 01530 243151. They will book an appointment with me and I look forward to meeting you and sharing the exciting things we have achieved and planned.
Mrs C Chorlton
Proud to be Headteacher of Mercenfeld Primary School