Head's welcome

I am excited to welcome you as Headteacher here at Noadswood, a place where we genuinely understand the importance of the decision you are making in entrusting us with your child. We will foreground working in partnership with your children and you so that they feel happy, safe, enjoy coming to school and make the best academic progress possible, joining in with the life of the school with enthusiasm and commitment.

Noadswood is also a place of learning and reflection with all our colleagues, our students and you, ensuring our practice is always reviewed with our eye on real excellence as every year progresses. We believe passionately in an ethos of mutual respect and in a rich diet of learning and extra-curricular experiences for all.

For me, what I enjoy the most is meeting the students regularly, whether that’s around and about the school, welcoming them in in the mornings, in my office for a chat about their incredible ideas or, on a Monday or a Friday breaktime for a Hot Chocolate and a cake, to celebrate the brilliant things they do, in school and beyond. My door will always be open for them, and there will be no idea considered stupid or a problem considered too small – we are in this together.

Hot Choc

We are fortunate in having an equally committed and talented team of colleagues, providing excellent opportunities within the classroom, as well as in sport, music, drama and dance, appealing to the range of skills and interests your children will already be developing in their current schools and outside. We cannot wait to foster all of these for excellence here at Noadswood.

We love working with our superb partner primary schools in ensuring a real understanding of the curriculum, care and opportunities your child will benefit from right across their educational journey to Year 11.  We equally pride ourselves on supporting each and every student into the right next destination from Noadswood with real bespoke care, predicated on the highest aspirations possible for all.

We would love you to be part of our journey through your child’s education and every tiny experience they will enjoy at our school. We would welcome you to visit us, to contribute to school life and to share with us your passions, hopes and concerns for your child, our school and our community. Visitors will always be welcome: Just contact us via our website. I look forward to meeting you and working with you all over the next five exciting years to come!

Kathryn Marshall (BA Hons MA), Headteacher