My name is Maureen Brettell, and I am delighted to be the new Headteacher at Woolston Brook School.
This is a school with a committed and talented staff and governing body, who provide fantastic educational opportunities for our children. It is a tremendous privilege to be appointed to this role and I look forward to working with all parents, carers, pupils and staff to ensure that we continue to improve the good work of the school, and outcomes for our young people.I would like to pay thanks to Mike Frost for his time as Head Teacher here over the last 10 years, and for ensuring that I have had a smooth handover to this role.  His support has been much needed and very welcome. Mike and I worked together in another setting some years ago, and I know I have some pretty big shoes to fill!To give you all a little background into my career, I have been teaching for over 23 years, and have worked in PRUs and Special schools since 2003.  Leading Woolston Brook School is a new challenge that I am thoroughly looking forward to.  The school visits I have had have given me a sense of a school with a positive and welcoming ethos, that encourages all to succeed and I will work alongside all in the community to continue and progress this. I firmly believe that our children and young people must be at the centre of all our thinking, and recognise the importance of school, parents, carers other key support, all working together in supporting and guiding our children; so that they can achieve their aspirations – Help Now, Hope for the Future.We are in the process of organising an open/coffee morning to take place at the end of September, as an opportunity for me to introduce myself and for people to see some of the excellent things happening in our school. More details will follow, but I look forward to meeting as many of you as can attend.

Maureen Brettell