As the end of term and summer holiday approaches and we continue to speed through 2019, I wanted to take this opportunity to say a fond farewell to you all. I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Principal of The Queen Elizabeth Academy for the past four years and leave with many excellent memories of my time here.
I would like to say a big thank you to the wonderful staff of TQEA who have supported both students and parents/carers so well in achieving great things. You have made a real difference to the academy, community and the lives of the young people you have worked with.
To our parents and carers, thank you for your support. I have said many times that educating and guiding students through their secondary years is a team effort. It is not possible to get the very best from our young people without us working effectively together.
And finally, to our amazing students. I am constantly reminded of why we do this work through our daily interactions. You have and continue to do great things both inside and outside of the classroom. You should be proud of your achievements and have confidence in what the future may provide. ‘You Can and You Will’ be a success and go on to do great things!
Moving forward, I know the academy remains in very good hands. We are fully staffed again for September with high quality education professionals who will do their very best to ensure that TQEA continues to go from strength to strength. The Senior Leadership Team remains a stable and guiding force for improvement, led by the new incoming Executive Principal, Andrew Wilson, who introduced himself with the following words:
“I am delighted to be joining TQEA and our trust as Executive Principal in September. When I visited last month, I was hugely impressed with the expectations, commitment and excellent relationships that exist between students, staff and parents/carers.”
The work being undertaken at TQEA continues to support students in achieving the very best educational outcomes. We have recently been designated as ‘Local Leaders of Education’ (LLE) and our reputation continues to grow both, within the locality and further afield. Look out for more updates of our involvement with the LLE programme in the coming months.
News, updates and current information can be found on our Twitter page @TQEA_Principal and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1769515883351228/.
We are an innovative and forward-thinking academy in Atherstone, Warwickshire; providing high quality education for the young people in the surrounding area and further afield. At The Queen Elizabeth Academy we are committed to:
‘Securing the highest academic standards through the provision of:
outstanding learning and teaching and student welfare’
If you would like to find out more about our academy, our excellent learning and teaching and our plans for the future, please feel free to contact us and we would be delighted to talk to you individually.
I wish you all the very best for the future and will continue to look with interest at the achievements of TQEA and all those involved.