Welcome message from Tracy French, Principal
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Firstly, I would like to wish you all a ‘Happy New Year!’ I hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and that 2014 brings you happiness, peace and success.
I am delighted to be writing this first letter of the New Year to you as the new Principal of St Ursulas E-ACT Academy. Although I’ve already met a few of you at the meetings held last term, there are still many of you whom I’ve yet to meet and I hope that I’ll have the opportunity to do so over the next few weeks. I’ll be outside school at the beginning to welcome the pupils into school, so please pop over and say “Hello!” I’ve always found building strong relationships with Parents/ Carers is extremely valuable and I hope that you feel the same. As I appreciate it may take some time to meet you all, I thought a brief letter of introduction may be useful!
I have enjoyed a very successful teaching career so far, working in schools in South Wales. I am hardworking, dedicated and very much a team player. I am fair, honest and approachable as I am sure you will find and you can rest assured that I will work tirelessly, for the pupils, parents, Staff and Governors here at St Ursulas to ensure that the school continues to flourish.
I aim to improve on the school’s existing strengths and will not make changes just for the sake of it. Where changes are required, I will consult first. I will be looking at the areas for development, which were highlighted in the last Ofsted inspection and I will address these as well as some other areas identified by pupils, Staff, Governors and Parents.
As a school leader, I have always taken the views of the school community very seriously and I will be looking at ways to continue to improve the communication systems and provide you with regular opportunities to meet with your child’s teacher, myself and the leadership team as well as developing the school as an integral part of the community.
We would appreciate any support you can offer the school. You may want to join the Parents and Teachers Association to help with fund raising or offer to share any skills or experiences you may have, which would be of interest to our children. If you feel you can help in any way, or want to know more about how you can help the school, please call in or ring and I’ll be happy to discuss this further.
Finally, I look forward to a happy and productive relationship with the whole school community over the coming years and I’m confident that we will work together well to provide the best educational opportunities possible for the children at St Ursulas.
With kind regards
Mrs T French