After my first two weeks in post as the new Head teacher at St Mary’s Catholic Academy I wanted to write to thank you for your support in helping us to have a fantastic start to this academic year. The students look incredibly smart and have settled in well to their new timetables. Our new Year 7 are growing in confidence and have integrated well into their new Learning House and form families.
It was a pleasure to welcome so many visitors to the academy last Thursday for the blessing by Bishop Michael of both new academy buildings and of the new Christ the King Church. The students were exceptional, the samba and wind band played the procession into the new building beautifully and all of the students watched as Bishop Michael blessed the doors to each Learning House. It was a great occasion to start a new era for the whole community as part of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy trust.
I have included a message from Mr Tierney, the new executive director of the trust with this letter. I have also included a message with this letter from Mr Slack the Academy manager regarding consent for photographs to be used in publicity and also a statement about data protection which we are legally required to provide you with.
I would like to finish by thanking parents, staff and students for their messages of support as I start my new role. This is my sixth year at St Mary’s and I feel immensely privileged to have the opportunity to take over here as Head teacher and continue leading the academy in working to provide an outstanding, holistic, catholic education for children in Blackpool. Our work with Mr Tierney and the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy trust will provide us with many exciting opportunities in the future and the staff and I are incredibly excited about the journey ahead in our new, blessed academy,
Click here to read the message from Mr Tierney