A service was held in church on Friday to welcome and dedicate me to my role as head teacher. Representatives from stakeholders in school were there to show their commitment to supporting me in my role and ensuring the best education and outcomes for the children of Langar Church of England Primary School. The service was led by Reverend Stephen Hippisley-Cox and had contributions from our church wardens, year 6 children and Dr Anne Lumb.
Reverend Hippisley-Cox asked stakeholders a series of questions that they pledged their commitment to. Our parents, for example, committed, with the help of God, to, ' work in partnership with the head teacher, staff and governors of the school by supporting them as they seek to provide educational excellence in a Christian context.'
I also made a commitment. Reverend Hippisley-Cox asked, ' Education is part of the Church's mission in sharing the Good News of the Gospel. It recognises that all human experience presents opportunities for developing and deepening our love and knowledge of God and others. As the head teacher of this Church school you have a special responsibility to ensure that everyone in your school is valued and recognised as being a child of God, uniquely gifted by Him. You are also responsible for ensuring the school is rooted in Christian values, principles and beliefs; and that worship and religious education are central to the whole life and work of the school.'
I feel honoured to be fulfilling this commitment here at Langar Church of England Primary School and look forward to working with all stakeholders to ensure the best education for our pupils.