Summer Term 2019 Message from our Headteacher
As we start the summer term, I understand that my announcement to you all, on 23 April 2019 to leave Nutgrove School in the summer, will have surprised many people.
For some considerable time now as strong Christians, my wife and I have been praying and reflecting upon what God has in store for us over the next few years. We feel strongly that the Lord has other plans for us to fulfil and that we both must remain obedient to this.
It was a very hard decision to relinquish my headship role and one that I have not taken recently or lightly.
I have loved serving you all as headteacher of our school and being God’s person in this place at this time. I have been deeply humbled by the conversations which colleagues, parents, pupils and other members of the community have shared with me already, following my announcement.
Over the coming weeks, we all have the opportunity to come together to do the very best we can so that we secure the best possible academic progress and attainment outcomes for all our children. This will be the final set of pupil outcome results in my time as head and I am continuing to encourage all members of my team to do their very best in all the ways they can for those we serve – our children.
I would like to thank everyone who, over time, through living out our school mission statement and motto, has worked in partnership helping me to carry out my role to the best of my ability so that the spiritual, moral, social and academic growth of our children could be the best it could be.
My goal, being born and bred in St .Helens and brought up and strengthened in the Christian faith, has simply always been to put all I have into the young people of our special town, firmly underpinned by a robust and distinctively Christian foundation.
I have confidence that the school will continue to thrive and be a beacon of light in the community. It has been an honour to have led the school to become the first academy school in the Wesley Trust and I look forward to hearing great things about the further growth of the trust.