I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Headteacher of Castell Alun High School. It is indeed an honour and privilege to lead this particular community school, which is held in such high regard both locally and nationally.
A school is all about learning – developing, improving, and moving forward. This is not just aimed at the students but every single member of the school community. For learning to take place, people need to feel happy and safe, both physically and mentally.
After several months of blended and home learning, it’s very exciting to start a new term with students within the building. After so much disruption the number one priority will be about caring and doing our best to make students happy. In addition, we will focus on ensuring that everyday routines and habits are consistent, whilst maintaining high standards in teaching and learning.
Therefore, my vision for the school is a commitment to high standards, inclusion and developing well rounded, happy, and resilient people who are fully engaged with the learning process.
My vision is built on values of hard work, integrity, respect and teamwork. I would expect these are the minimum expectations of all within the Castell Alun school community. My varied teaching experience together with my local knowledge provides me with a strong understanding of the school’s incredible potential.
My thanks go to the current Senior Leadership Team, who have been a great support as I have transitioned over to the school. I am grateful for their guidance, particularly that of the then Acting Headteacher, Mr Paul Edwards.
My aim is to be a visible and approachable Headteacher; one who truly champions our students and their many successes, and one who is wholeheartedly committed to the long-term success of the school.
I look forward to working with you all in the coming months and years. In the meantime, do take good care of yourselves and your loved ones in these difficult times, but let’s hope that the good times are just around the corner.
Mr Colin Ellis, Headteacher