Headteacher Introduction


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 I am delighted to welcome you to The Hurst School and introduce myself as the new Headteacher from January 2021. Whilst not being the best time to get to know a new school, I am thrilled to be part of The Hurst. It is clearly a school that has a strong ethos of community and is driven by its values of ambition, respect, commitment and excellence.

I feel that I am a good fit for the school and share similar values. I am ambitious for the school to continue on its improvement journey by providing high standards of Teaching and Learning along with a curriculum which supports a young person to be ready for today’s world. I am committed to maintaining and developing a safe and happy school to support children to thrive and enjoy their education.

Respect is a key value that must underpin everything we do. Teachers cannot teach and pupils cannot learn if the environment is not conducive, so we set high expectations to respect the rules. We should all strive for excellence in education. I have high expectations of pupils, staff and myself. Our overall aim at The Hurst is to instil a real sense of pride and ambition in our students to unlock their true potential.

I do hope that our website provides you with the information that you are looking for. It is under development and will be relaunched later in the year. Please do not hesitate to contact us via the main reception if you require any further assistance. We would normally encourage prospective parents/carers and students to visit the school on a working day to see for yourself our values in action but Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately do not allow it.
I look forward to meeting and hearing more from pupils and parents when the conditions allow it. In the meantime, stay safe.


Jayne McLaren