The Head's Welcome
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher at Hodge Hill Primary School.
I am joining Hodge Hill Primary School, having spent the last ten years as Headteacher at St Giles Junior School in Bedworth. Previous to that I worked at a number of schools in Birmingham.
I was certain from my first impressions of the school, during my interview process, that Hodge Hill was the right choice for me as a Headteacher. I was immediately impressed by the warm welcome that I received as a visitor to the school. Later, upon meeting many of the children and staff, I was impressed by their highly skilled and professional approaches to teaching and learning.
The students, I had the pleasure of meeting, were inquisitive, engaging and generally proud of their school. Finally, for me, the Governors demonstrated clear levels of support and challenge, mixed together with high ambition of their school.
I am very proud to be the new Headteacher of Hodge Hill and to be leading what I believe is a school with huge potential. It is my intention as the new Head to work with the Governors, staff, students and you as parents and carers to build up and develop the school into a truly outstanding educational establishment.
I hope that you will want to visit Hodge Hill Primary School. I would very much like to meet you, but more importantly, I would like you to see the school, talk to the children and staff and experience first hand the wonderful opportunities that we are able to offer our children.
You should find all the information you need about the school here on this interactive site. If, however, we have missed something please do contact us and we will be happy to help. The school app is also a brilliant way to keep up to date with what’s going on around school while you’re on the move! Ask at the office for more details.
Finally, I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.
Mrs Anne Perry
Welcome message from Pat Smart, Executive Headteacher
Conway Primary School and Greet Primary School formed Create Partnership Trust in September 2016. We were joined in January 2017 by our sponsored school, Hodge Hill Primary School. Create is a multi-academy trust which is committed to achieving the best for all children across the three schools through a close collaborative partnership.
The three broad aims of the Trust are:
- To maintain current strengths and create secure and successful futures for all stakeholders in Create Partnership Trust schools, based on a collaborative culture with shared values and clear moral purpose.
- To ensure that all schools in Create Partnership Trust become forward thinking and dynamic centres of learning excellence.
- To develop strong working partnerships internally and externally, which have a positive impact on children's achievement, safety and well-being.
Greet, Conway and Hodge Hill work closely together - developing policies, sharing good practice and supporting and challenging each other. We want to see every child receive a broad and balanced education, be happy and safe and well prepared for moving on to their secondary school.
We are also very committed to developing our high quality staff and leaders who work hard individually and in their teams. The Trust supports their skills development and helps them to identify a career path so that they can be even more effective in ensuring that the children make best progress personally, academically and socially.
I am the Executive Headteacher with responsibility for the whole of the Trust - the three schools and Greet Teaching School which has a special designation to be outward-facing in order to bring more teachers into the profession, to develop leaders and to provide support to other schools in Birmingham by working closely with external partners, such as the Birmingham Education Partnership.
We are building Create by focusing on trusting relationships as the root of all our work. We have high expectations of everyone and we are never complacent - constantly striving to improve on our previous best. We are creating futures for everyone - our staff, our families and communities and, of course, our children.
We look forward to a positive future, great collective achievement and working with our schools, families and communities in partnership. We are stronger together.