My name is Ani Magill and I have just started here at St Joseph’s School as part-time Executive Headteacher until 2014.
In my ‘day job’ I am the Headteacher of St John the Baptist School which is a Teaching School in Woking, Surrey. I have been the Head there for the past 18 years and during that time have also worked with a number of other schools helping headteachers.
The good news about St Joseph’s is, firstly, the students who are amazing, incredibly friendly and keen to work hard (most of them!) and, secondly, the staff who are extremely committed and work hard to support and nurture the children in their care. The ingredients are all here for St Joseph’s to be a great school and I will do my very best to help the school on its journey to achieving its full potential.
I am writing to introduce myself as the interim Head Teacher at St. Joseph’s School from the 1st July. My name is Ciran Stapleton and I am currently the Head of School at Salesian in Chertsey, Surrey – a large Catholic Comprehensive school with an excellent track record of success.
Having visited St. Joseph’s twice now I am really excited by the potential it has to become a great school. I was particularly impressed by the students who I thought were delightful.
Great schools set exceedingly high expectations for staff and students and enjoy excellent support from parents. My first priority will be to ensure that standards of teaching are first-rate throughout the school. I am sure that the students will respond brilliantly to everything we ask them to do in this new era and I hope I can rely on your total support to help them meet the challenges ahead.