I am delighted to welcome you to Telscombe Cliffs Academy. After being Deputy Headteacher here for six years, I am both thrilled and honoured to now be Head Teacher.
As someone who has lived in the local area for many years, I experience first-hand what a special community Telscombe Cliffs is. This extends to the school community, where staff care for and support one-another, modelling this to the children, who then do the same.
In February 2022, we became part of STEP Academy Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with 12 schools in London and a further 8 in East Sussex. STEP Academy Trust is one of the highest performing MATs in the country, with a heavy emphasis on research-informed teaching practice. In July 2023, our Key Stage 2 SATs results were above national averages for the first time in many years, and this is where we intend to stay. This is because we offer our children a first-class education based on a broad, balanced, ambitious and carefully sequenced curriculum.
At Telscombe Cliffs Academy, we are passionate about ensuring that every child has a rich experience where they can thrive. We place huge importance on our PUPAC values – Passion, Urgency, Positivity, Aspiration and Commitment – and children receive certificates based on these in our Friday celebration assembly. The children are polite, kind and hard-working, and we are also so proud to see how ready our Year 6s are in July as they move on to their secondary education.
Our curriculum offer includes outdoor learning experiences, extra-curricular trips, learning to play a musical instrument, a variety of after school clubs and representing the school in sporting competition.
For children to maximise their potential, we know how important the partnership is with parents and carers, which includes regular reading opportunities, weekly home learning and the chance to complete creative projects.
I invite you to come to see our fantastic school for yourself, where you will receive a guided tour from me or one of my colleagues in the leadership team. Whilst our website is full of information, if there is anything you would like to know, but cannot find, please contact the school office, who will be on hand to help.