The Kimberley School Newsletter March 2016

News@Kimberley Founded 1925 A record of the life of the school, its duties and pleasure, its work and play; a chronicle of endeavour and achievement March 2016 Issue 47# Head’s Lines A warm welcome to our new Headteacher Since announcing my intention to retire at the end of this academic year I have been moved by the kind words from so many students, parents and colleagues. It means a lot to me and I thank you. Our Governors and the EMET Directors have moved swiftly to ensure continuity, and the result of this is the appointment of Mr Andrew George. I invited him to take this opportunity to introduce himself… I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take up the role as Head Teacher of The Kimberley School from September 2016. Kimberley is a great school and I feel very privileged to be given this opportunity. In 1992 I completed my teaching practice at the school and I am tremendously excited by the opportunity to work with this great community again. In the intervening time, I have worked in five secondary schools in Nottinghamshire and Sheffield. I also spent two years working with all schools across Nottinghamshire as a Mathematics Consultant. we have achieved at South Wolds and I am determined to use this experience to build on the successes of Mr Teal and the staff and governors, so that The Kimberley School is known locally and nationally as a centre of educational excellence. I am also the very proud parent of two children who attend a Nottinghamshire secondary school. I want the best for my children at their school and I want the same for your children. I am looking forward to working in partnership with parents, governors, staff, students and the wider community to ensure that every child achieves or surpasses their academic and social potential. My aim will be to ensure students achieve outstanding academic exam results and participate in a wide range of exciting opportunities outside of the classroom that help prepare them for a successful adult life. Although I do not take up the post until September, I will be spending some time in the school with staff and governors starting to understand how Kimberley works so that I can hit the ground running in September. I am looking forward to working with you all to make The Kimberley School the best school in Nottinghamshire. If you do see me on my visits to the school in the next few months, then please do introduce yourself – I have spent the last 8 years as the Head Teacher it always helps to know a few friendly faces. of The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form which is now one of the highest performing schools Andrew George - September 2016 in Nottinghamshire. I am very proud of everything Headteacher Newdigate Street • Kimberley • Nottingham • NG16 2NJ • 0115 938 7000 East Midlands Education Trust