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Dear Parents, carers and extended families,

 

I am incredibly proud and pleased to be the Headteacher at St Richard’s Primary School, part of the Kent Catholic School’s Trust. The outcome of our recent Ofsted report confirms my belief that we are a good school on our way to becoming an outstanding school.

 

We are extremely fortunate to have such a brilliant team at St Richard’s, including senior leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, site administration and cleaners, not to mention the office staff. I would like to thank all of them for their dedication and the commitment that they show every day when they come into work. Everyone is committed to delivering the very highest standards of care and education for your children. Their welfare and learning are paramount to us.

 

Our shared vision is to create an outstanding world class Catholic primary school, with our faith, our families and our futures at its core. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the first opening of St Richard’s and we intend to celebrate it involving members of the local community including pupils, parents, teachers and governors, both past and present, along with parishioners of St. Paul's and Our Lady of Dover.

 

We benefit from the support and guidance of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Trust who manage many highly successful primary and secondary schools across the county. We also enjoy enrichment activities for pupils with our partners as part of the Dover Collaboration of schools. I firmly believe that the children at St Richard’s deserve the best and are capable of the best.

 

This is a school with a clear ambition and focus on achieving the best possible outcomes for your children, whilst recognising the importance of developing their many talents and skills. The Christian values that we hold dear are nurtured and embraced to enable our pupils to grow in faith and prepare them for the future.

 

We will continue to improve and do so joyfully and with faith, embodied within our school mission statement: ‘Together towards excellence with Christ as our Guide.’

 

With every good wish,

 

James Blomfield

Headteacher

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