As I end my first year here at St Mary’s, I do so by reflecting on what has been achieved since the beginning of the autumn term. Firstly, I am ever grateful for the opportunity of being the headteacher of this wonderful school, one which has a strong sense of community, kindness and compassion for others. This is evident from the moment the day starts and the gates open right throughto the end of the school day. It has been great getting to know so many of you throughout the year and thank you for welcoming me so warmly into the fold of St Mary’s. I have also greatly enjoyed getting to know your children. I have thus far failed to get to know all of their names but this will definitely be my mission next year.