It is my absolute privilege to be the headteacher of West Monmouth School and to be the leader of this vibrant learning community. West Monmouth is a community of aspiration in which every single pupil is nurtured and challenged to achieve their very fullest potential. We encourage all our learners to ‘reach for the stars’ and charge ourselves with providing them with the skills, qualifications and personal qualities to be successful in reaching their goals, however ambitious.
Our core business as a school is, of course, teaching and learning and we strive to ensure that all lessons taught at West Monmouth are both engaging and challenging. We have a fantastic team of teachers and support staff who pride themselves on ensuring that their teaching is as effective as it can possibly be; and they are constantly engaged in professional learning to ensure that their methods remain innovative and current.
Positive pupil-teacher relationships are also a key strength of our school. Pupils know that their teachers and other adults care about their progress and wellbeing, and so feel confident to speak to them about any worries or difficulties they are experiencing. These relationships are the foundation of our excellent pastoral care systems which ensure that all our learners feel supported and secure within our community.
We also understand at West Monmouth that one of the key ingredients of a happy and successful school experience is effective home-school partnerships. We pride ourselves on nurturing strong relationships with all parents and carers in pursuit of our common aim – ensuring that our young people are ‘qualified for life’ and ready to take their place as happy, successful and responsible members of society. We are a listening school and take every opportunity we can to gather the views of stakeholders and to use them to inform our development.
We have the very highest expectations of all the learners at West Monmouth in terms of both their academic achievement and their personal conduct. However, equally as important, is that everyone here feels that they belong and are valued within a caring community focused on ensuring that every individual believes, achieves and succeeds.
I very much hope that our school can provide the kind of learning experience that you would like for your child and look forward to meeting you personally.