It is a privilege to be able to introduce myself as the new Principal of Abbey Hill Academy, a place where amazing children do amazing things. Having worked in education in the Stockton area for many years, including my time as Principal of Westlands, I have always known just how good Abbey Hill Academy is. The welcome I have received from students, staff, parents and carers is a genuine indicator of the warm, inclusive culture that is present across the Academy and the wider HSAT community.
I would also like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Year 7 students and other new starters across the Academy. I have been really impressed with the way they have dealt with coming into a new school and they have shown great maturity over the past days. I also appreciate that this is a really difficult time for parents and carers, if you do have any worries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
I have worked in schools for over 23 years and still enjoy the buzz and excitement at the start of a new academic year. The last two years have been very testing for us all, so it is our mission to provide all students with the best possible experience this year, making sure they catch up on missed opportunities and strive to help all of our students be as amazing as possible.