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Welcome Message

I am delighted to be writing to you as the Headteacher of Goat Lees Primary School which opened in September 2013. As the Headteacher of a new school, it truly is a once in a lifetime
opportunity and I feel privileged to lead the school as it continues to
establish itself in the Ashford District. By working in partnership with the Governing Body, we have created a school that is modern and forward thinking whilst recognising the value of the very best of existing practise. As we evolve, we will ensure that our core values reflect the emphasis that we place on our children and that all decisions are made with their needs as a primary focus.

I have been in post as Headteacher for Goat Lees Primary School since January 2013. I have over 15 years' experience of working in schools as a senior member of staff and I have been in the fortunate position of serving in the role of Deputy Headteacher across two successful schools. The opportunity to work alongside other inspirational leaders of education has been invaluable and I
will continue to seek opportunities to work collaboratively with others to offer the very best opportunities to our children. This will be fundamental in ensuring that our newly created school continues to develop and grow over the next few years.

It is my responsibility to ensure that Goat Lees Primary School inspires the local community and is anaccessible resource for all. This is an exciting prospect and it is a chance to develop something very special within and beyond our school. I feel privileged to be able to have had the support of the Ashford Headteachers' Collaboration Group who have done so much to support the realisation of the dream to create a new primary school in the area. The next few years will be very exciting as we work together to continue to establish our school and respond to the challenges and changes at a local, national and global level.

Teresa Adams
Headteacher, Goat Lees Primary School