I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very warm welcome to Connaught School for Girls. I am very proud and privileged to be appointed as Head of this wonderfully warm, diverse and high performing school for girls. Our school motto is to ‘seize the day’, showing that our standards, aspirations and expectations are high. The school has an exceptional track record of academic excellence which comes from a combination of excellent teaching from very experienced specialist teachers, strong pastoral support and rich learning experiences which work together to educate the girls to be the best version of themselves, both academically and holistically.
As Headteacher, I am well aware of my responsibility to ensure that the students who leave us in Year 11 are well-balanced, articulate and confident young women, fit to live and work in the 21st century. This is because of the grounding they receive at Connaught - an education that empowers confident, well rounded young women with empathy, balanced perspectives and good communication skills to tackle stereotypes or barriers to success and realise their potential as they go out into the world.
‘Pupils enjoy coming to Connaught School for Girls. The school is a friendly and welcoming place to be. As a result, pupils’ attendance is high. Pupils are proud of their school and its diversity.’ OFSTED 2016
The girls are proud of their school. Every one of them is valued for their individuality and character. They feel happy, safe and supported, recognising the strong diverse and inclusive nature of the strong pastoral support which ensures that every child is known. Each girl’s learning journey is supported by regular monitoring and dialogue with parents and carers as she progresses through her school journey. A comprehensive and strong extra-curricular programme alongside this ensures that she experiences learning outside the classroom to develop her character and provide stimulating learning opportunities to enhance her cultural understanding to support her academic progress.
Academically, our aspirations and expectations are high. Our girls are encouraged to explore their creativity and express themselves by highly qualified, experienced and stable teaching and support staff. This stability means that every child is known, not only by their form tutor but by the school community. The girls are taught by specialist teachers who are very experienced in delivering high quality, engaging lessons which encourage the girls to broaden their horizons and aim high. This ensures that they are well prepared for further education and the world of work.
I am a strong advocate of community and parental engagement and support the crucial role that home-school partnerships play in the education of your child. Good communication is fundamental to this and myself and my staff work very hard to ensure that we speak to the school community regularly to ensure that this is well maintained. In order to maximise your daughter’s potential, I would encourage you to actively engage with the school to enhance this partnership. Please follow us on Twitter:@ConnaughtSFG,Facebook ConnaughtSchoolforgirls, Instagram, @Connaughtschool, and on the school website. Do not hesitate to contact the school if you would like to arrange an appointment to visit us either as a prospective parent, member of the community or a former student.
With best wishes,