I think Bishop Wood School
is the most special school I
have ever worked in. I have
been overwhelmed by the
kindness, generosity and
support of the school
community and I expect you
and your children to
experience the same warmth
of welcome when your child
comes into our school.
At Bishop Wood it is my priority to provide
education of the highest possible quality within the
supportive Christian context of the school. Your
children only have one chance at education and I
believe passionately, as both a parent and a teacher,
that we must get this right for our children.
I feel very privileged to be the Headteacher of a
school with happy, hardworking and well-disciplined
pupils who have a clear sense of right and wrong,
where there are high expectations regarding work
and behaviour. Your children and their needs will
always be my top priority.
As parents you will always be consulted and informed
about issues relating to your child‛s education. I
would always want you to feel free to question, seek
clarification, affirm the work of the school and
influence change. I actively encourage this of our
parents. My view is that we can only best serve the
needs of our pupils if our parents are happy with
what we are trying to achieve.
I believe that a school like Bishop Wood, with a
strong Christian foundation, provides the very best
quality of education to assist in the holistic, all round
development of your child. Attending and working in
a school with a clear Christian foundation is a
wonderful privilege that must never be taken for
granted. Alongside this privilege comes the
responsibility of you as parents to support the
school in nurturing the development of your child
academically and spiritually.
I believe the hallmarks that make Bishop Wood
distinctive are these features:
- We are a very family orientated community. We
want to share your family joys and support you in
times of difficulty with your concerns.
- Every child is known, loved and respected for the
unique and wonderful contribution they bring to
- Compassion and forgiveness are key words as far
as the school is concerned. The principle of
reconciliation is a very important part of our
- Success is shared and difficulties are talked
- Every person is valued. Every person is special and
unique in the eyes of God
Your child is a very precious gift. I am very well aware of the immense trust you will be placing in us as a school to shape your child's thinking, education and personal development. You need to know that I will always honour and respect that trust and do the very best for your child. I look forward to working in close partnership with you all.
With kind regards,
Headteacher - (2003 - 2017)