I would like to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of Gloucester Academy from 24th February 2020. I am extremely proud to be able to say this, and I fully appreciate the importance of the position of the Academy in the local community, and the absolute desire from all that it is an excellent provision.
We have a very exciting future and will strive to be the very best school in the region. I believe that amazing things can be achieved here if we all work together. There will be high, and challenging, expectations placed upon us all, as a member of staff, parent or student.
Students have already been rising to the challenge of the recently increased expectations of behaviour and effort with resilience and determination. I expect this to continue and to be a baseline for what can now be achieved, as we push for the very best. Simply put, it is important to build a positive relationship as we support your child to ‘climb the mountain to the very best university or profession’. This starts with ensuring your child attends each day, is wearing perfect uniform, has the correct equipment, and is well prepared by being fully rested for the school day.
It would also be beneficial for me at this point to clarify that we will be consistently applying the Behaviour Policy (sanctions and rewards) that was circulated recently, and is available on the website. We absolutely believe in a disruption free learning environment, where all students have an opportunity to achieve incredible things.
I will publish, in due course, opportunities to visit the Academy, and for me to be able to meet with as many parents as possible. I will also be at the front gate before and after the Academy day, please do come and say hello.
Mr J M Heap, Headteacher