- Hello from Mr Higginbottom
- School updates
- 30 hrs codes for FS1 pupils
- Diary dates.
It is a real pleasure to be the new head teacher at Swinton Queen Primary School. I've already enjoyed a lovely 'welcome back' from some of the staff I worked with when I was a teacher here back in 2000-2005. How lovely to see that some of you are 'children' that I taught then and you now have your children at the school. I loved my time at Swinton Queen and I'm so delighted to be taking on the role of head teacher here.
After moving on from Swinton Queen in 2005, I taught at a school in Doncaster where I then was appointed as the deputy head and subsequently the acting head teacher. Since 2012 I have been the head teacher at Everton Primary School near Bawtry, Doncaster, and I have gained some really valuable experiences which I know will help me as the head teacher at Swinton Queen.
It is my absolute priority to ensure that your children get the very best out of their time at school. I can already see that they value their time in school and I want to build on that to work with them, our teachers and yourselves to ensure that every child gets the best possible chances.
I have already been busy recruiting some new staff. To strengthen the leadership team I have appointed Mrs McArdle to be assistant head teacher who will work with Mr Arran Tasker who has been appointed from a Barnsley school to also be an assistant head teacher at Swinton Queen. Mrs Cunningham will continue in her role as the Deputy Head teacher, so we have a strong leadership team ready to ensure that we build on the wonderful things that happen at Swinton Queen and that children have great opportunities to thrive. We are appointing some new teachers over the next week or so and once our staffing structure is complete and ready for September, we will write to you to let you know who your child's teacher will be.
I look forward to meeting you in September, but if I can answer any questions in the meantime, please do contact me via the school office and I'll do my best to help. I am also spending time in school over the next few weeks so if you see me outside either before or after school please feel free to come over and say hello.
Mr P Higginbottom.