This is an exciting time for your child, our community and our school. We are pleased to have so many of you joining Chessington and cannot wait for the years of success we will have together. I want to make a personal promise to you that we will work tirelessly to ensure that your child thrives throughout their time here and that they will look back on their time knowing that school really was one of the best times of their lives.
It has been fantastic meeting you all over the last few months. I hope and expect to see you all lots more from this point forward. We believe that parental engagement is a huge factor in students having happy and successful lives so please do get involved in everything.
I know that for you and your child, moving to secondary school can cause some worry. Please do not worry. As you will already see we are doing and will do everything to ensure that your child's transition to secondary is seamless. This will continue through their first weeks and their induction period. We will know your child completely in this time and will ensure we tailor everything to make them thrive in their learning.
As you know, we care firstly that your child is happy, makes friends and develops excellent professional relationships with all members of staff. Then we can really begin to push for them to be academically challenged to stretch their minds, think deeply and really make progress in learning. Happy children learn best!
From this day, I want you to know that I welcome your constructive feedback and that my door is open should you need to discuss any part of your child’s first steps here. I value the communication between you, the school and your child. Together we all will work to get the very best out of and for your child; that starts now.
I look forward to exciting times ahead.