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Welcome to Chawton CE Primary School

Chawton Primary School

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back after the summer break and to introduce myself to you as the new Headteacher at Chawton CE Primary School. From the moment Mrs Burge and Mr Ganner showed me around the school as a prospective candidate it was very clear that this was a special, warm and caring community – I feel deeply privileged and proud to be leading your school forwards and continuing to build on the great work here.

I believe primary education should foster a lifelong love of learning in all members of its community and am excited to work with our fantastic team to continue to set high expectations and develop the rich and dynamic curriculum, providing memorable learning experiences and inspiring curious, enthusiastic and committed learners. As Headteacher the strong partnership with parents and between all members of the school community is essential for a school to thrive and make a lasting impact on all aspects of pupils’ lives and is of paramount importance and crucial to the nurturing and welcoming ethos of a school.

Throughout the last term I regularly visited the school and have already been able to work with staff and governors to share our key priorities and aims for the coming year. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know the pupils, parents and wider community here at Chawton over the coming term.

Please rest assured that I am committed to ensuring Chawton CE Primary School continues to be the inclusive community we all love, with each pupil nurtured and cared for and empowered staff working cohesively as a team alongside governors, parents and the community. I am determined to achieve the very best outcomes for all the children here at Chawton and am excited to lead your school and make a difference to the lives and aspirations of the pupils and families as your Headteacher.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Dawn Tilley