Welcome to St Peter's
Church of England Aided School
Reason to Celebrate!
Doesn’t time fly? It seems like it was just yesterday that I arrived at St Peter’s and already we are preparing for the new academic year. This has been a brilliant term for the school and I am immensely proud of our staff and students.
Only 53 days in post as Headteacher and am already seeing a significant impact on a number of key priorities across the school. Throughout this term, St Peter’s has undergone a number of rigorous external visits from the Local Authority and a two day Inspection from the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), church schools Ofsted equivalent. SIAMS graded the ‘Distinctiveness and Effectiveness of St Peter’s as a Church of England School as ‘Good with Outstanding Features’.
At St Peter’s the past two and a half months have focused on the relentless pursuit of driving excellence at every level. We are challenging inconsistencies, celebrating student and staff successes and preparing for the next stage of the demanding school improvement programme in a bid to providing an outstanding learning community for all.
The governors are delighted with the progress made in such a short space of time and fully support the ambitious vision for the school. They recently appointed two new Deputy Headteachers; Phil Randall, who is currently the Deputy Headteacher at South Dartmoor Academy, Ashburton and Martin Burt, who is currently an Assistant Headteacher at the Queens Elizabeth Academy, Crediton.
Thank you to all students, staff, parents, governors and members of the wider community for believing in me this term; for your unconditional love and support and I look forward to our exciting learning ventures ahead.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
‘Good with outstanding features’
SIAMS Inspection June 2014
‘Since the last visit leadership has made rapid progress in tackling weaknesses which the last inspection identified. Under the leadership of the new headteacher the school has a clear vision about its educational direction. Students and leadership at all levels recognise this’.
Local Authority visit, June 20