I am delighted to be writing to you as the Principal of The Sutton Academy.
It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with staff, students and parents to build on the existing strengths of the academy and continue the journey to become an outstanding institution, and to genuinely be at the heart of the community.
The Sutton Academy has much to be proud of and I am impressed by the warmth, positivity and commitment of the staff and students.
The academy has huge potential which I am determined to harness and develop to ensure all young people here have the best possible educational experience. We must equip our students both academically and socially with all the skills and the highest level of qualifications that they need to compete in an increasingly demanding society.
With this in mind I have strengthened the academic rigour of the academy curriculum and ensured there is an emphasis not only on the core subjects of English, mathematics and science but also on the foundation subjects such as history, geography and foreign languages. This is of course without losing the important element of creativity and competition, subjects such as art, drama, music, technology and sport continue to have an important place in the curriculum.
Life at The Sutton Academy extends beyond the classroom and extra curricular activities, trips and events provide opportunities where each student can develop, discovering and using their individual and unique talents. There is an emphasis on developing good study skills and personal organisation. Homework is an integral part of the learning experience, it is an extension of the academy curriculum and a way in which students can extend and consolidate their learning. I ask for your support in ensuring that your child understands the importance of always completing set homework and project work.
I am conscious of the responsibility being Principal of The Sutton Academy entails and the commitment I am making to you as parents to ensure we deliver on all that we promise. I would like to take this opportunity to offer an open invitation to parents to meet me and to discuss my vision for the academy. Please contact the academy for an appointment. I look forward to meeting you and to your ongoing trust and support so that we can work together to ensure that The Sutton Academy grows from strength to strength.