Message from the Headteacher
I write this message, preparing to return to school for the new school year. Although, this year is really quite different.
1st September 2018 was a significant milestone for our school. It was the date when our school, the oldest Methodist primary school in the country, became the founding school of the Wesley Trust – a notable first for Nutgrove.
This causes me to reflect upon the very reason our school was set up in the first place all those years ago in 1811. The aim of the Methodists at the time, made possible through a local benefactor, was to educate the children in the local community as well as they could and nurture them to live as Jesus taught us.
Nothing has changed in this respect. Our mission, as always, is to strive for the best possible outcomes for our children. We now seek to further strengthen our school’s Methodist foundation by forging a closer partnership with the education department of the Methodist church nationally.
Sure, these are exciting times in a new educational landscape – times to move on and further improve the opportunities for all the children in our school.
One bible verse seems to encapsulate this moment of our school’s journey.
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV): For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
By working together, all members of our school community, including pupils, parents, staff, governors, local Methodist church and wider circuit as well as our local community, can make a real difference so that our children can have more opportunities to achieve their full potential.
Let’s embrace the opportunities as we journey together.