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Headteacher's Welcome

Dear Parents and Carers,

On behalf of Windsor Learning Partnership, Dedworth campus, governors and staff, I would like to welcome you and your child to Dedworth Middle School. My priority as Executive Headteacher is to ensure Dedworth Middle School becomes an outstanding school where every child can achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical and moral development. My main aim will be to focus on enabling all children to learn and make progress experiencing the highest quality teaching and learning within a happy, safe and secure environment. Our strap-line: Working Together Making a Difference is paramount to my vision. Our ethos is all about working in a supportive and inclusive environment where we provide an exceptional education for all young people in the local community.

Dedworth Middle School is a successful school and we are very proud of the achievements of all our pupils and staff. We believe in building excellent relationships with all our stakeholders and are always committed to high standards. Rest assured I will work tirelessly with the wonderful staff and pupils, and the proficient support of Windsor Learning Partnership to ensure the school flourishes despite the many challenges ahead, not least the Government’s endless changes to what is expected of schools as well as coping in a post lockdown era. It is imperative we work together to make OUR school serve the needs of OUR community and OUR young people and I hope that as many of you will get involved in the life of the school as possible. Only by working together can we make sure your sons and daughters enjoy school and develop the necessary skills and knowledge they need to build successful, happy lives.  

Whether you are visiting the Dedworth Campus for the first time or returning, I trust you will see that we have built on an established culture of aiming high, and always going the extra mile. Whilst we are very proud of some excellent and outstanding practice, we know that reports and results are only part of the story. We use inspection and monitoring reports to plan ahead and focus on what we need to improve: we are committed to proactively addressing any development areas and therefore driving the school onto bigger and better things. At Dedworth, we enjoy some excellent facilities in well-maintained grounds but people and ethos make a school, not buildings! We are a happy school who believe in offering excellent learning, teaching and leadership for all; pupils are at the very heart of everything we do here! Thus in these unprecedented times and in a rapidly changing world, we are privileged to educate your child!

On joining Dedworth Middle School, your child will be “signing up” to clear rules and ambitious aims. In return, you and your child can expect our determination, professionalism, expertise and imagination. I believe that a major part of your child’s success relies upon our partnership with you, so we strongly encourage parents to be part of this journey. If this sounds like what you and your child are looking for, we really look forward to working closely with you.

Mrs Nicola Chandler

Executive Headteacher of Dedworth Campus

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