A Welcome from the New Headteacher


A Welcome from the New Headteacher 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
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 whole-heartedly 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
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 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 whole-heartedly 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
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 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 whole-
heartedly 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