Stanton Bridge Primary School

Headteacher's Welcome

I am Headteacher of Stanton bridge primary school, a school in a challenging context, by choice. I trained as a teacher and on acquiring my first post in a 750 pupil large inner city primary school, I gained much experience whilst affirming my values and belief, premised upon respect and steered by my commitment to social justice. Thereon, I was driven by a innate desire to pursue my career through giving my utmost to the most vulnerable children in our society, but in order to truly do so, I knew I had to do two things: keep learning and work relentlessly.

Hence, having completed my first degree I went back to study for an MA in Leadership and Management, whilst working to completed my National Professional Qualification for Headship and in recent years as head I have trained as an Ofsted Inspector, while I have trained and too worked as a National Leader of Education, a Pupil Premium Reviewer and Executive Head. I have part completed my Doctorate in Leaders and Leadership. All of what I have accomplished and continue to work to accomplish has been purely to secure sound knowledge and skills for effective and highly effective decision making for appropriate and relevant provision for pupils, staff and community.

Today, I am exceptionally privileged and honoured to be leading staff who share my vision and are truly committed to the agenda of success for all. Stanton Bridge- our vision statement being that all who come here, experience success - 'Crossing the Bridge to Success'.

One thing I can promise the community is that I will always work hard to ensure every child who comes to our school to learn, leaves having learned great social and moral values along side their academic achievements so that they can be fully rounded individuals.

I invite you, the parent/carer/visitor, to look through our website to draw on information that spells out what our school does for its pupils and decide for yourself if the school provides excellence for its pupils. Enjoy exploring.

Mrs Sofina Islam OBE