Beckwithshaw Community Primary School
Church Row
Beckwithshaw
Harrogate
HG3 1QW

Tel: 01423 504642
Dear Parents / Carers
Welcome Back - January 2022

To Parents / Carers

Welcome back, I hope you all managed to have a rest over Christmas and enjoyed time with your family. I am really pleased to be continuing to work with the federation this term as the Interim Executive Headteacher. I will be working 1.5 days a week with a focus on driving forward school improvement. Following evaluations last term, we have begun to draft development plans for each school and in the coming weeks we will share these priorities with you so that you are clear on the priorities we are working on. There will be a regular slot on our weekly newsletter entitled school improvement which will keep you updated.

I have also brought a team of other professionals from Priestley Academy Trust to support me with this role. Miss Whyte who worked with the schools last term will continue within the federation for half of the week as Interim Head of School. Also joining us is Mr Routh as a Leading Practitioner. Mr Routh's role is to focus on developing the school's curriculum and over the coming weeks will be working with staff to make this happen.

I am confident that together with our staff team we have the right level of skills and experience to deliver the best education for our children. We are extremely grateful for all the warmth we were shown last term from parents, staff, and children. We are really looking forward to working with you all for the benefit of our communities. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Kind regards

Mathew Atkinson                                Holly Whyte                            James Routh

Interim Executive Headteacher        Interim Head of School          Leading Practitioner

Mathew Atkinson
Mr Mathew Atkinson
Mr James Routh
Mr James Routh
Holly Whyte
Miss Holly Whyte