It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to St. Mary’s, Prittlewell, C of E Primary School.
St. Mary’s is such a special place and I am so proud to be the Acting Headteacher. I am really lucky that I get to spend every day working in such a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and respectful school community. Our Christian ethos is valued by our staff, parents and children and we are proud of our close links with St. Mary’s Church.
Our school has four Core Values: Ambition, Belonging, Courage and Discovery – our St. Mary’s ABCD! These values shape and inspire everything that we do, enabling the children in our care to be happy, safe and motivated with a love of learning that will extend beyond the seven years they are with us. It is really important to us that the children have many treasured memories of their time at St. Mary’s and that they feel valued and accepted for who they are.
Every child and every adult having the opportunity to flourish is at the heart of our school. We want everyone to develop their potential to the full. Our staff are skilled and passionate about what they do; our governors are engaged and committed to driving our school forward; our parents are supportive and appreciate the positive relationships we build with them; our children are confident, enthusiastic and they love our school.
I am determined to ensure that our school should provide the best possible educational outcomes and experiences for our children. I believe that they deserve the absolute best and I will do everything in my power to deliver that. I will continue to work with our staff, our governors, and our parents to help create a school where everyone feels that they can flourish. Where they feel that they belong.
I can promise you this: I will always listen. I will ensure that our Christian values are reflected in everything we do. I will value each and every member of our St. Mary's family. I will never stop loving our wonderful school.
With the very best wishes,
Mrs Lewis Acting Headteacher