Saturday, 18 August 2012

Arden head "so proud" to lead school

ARDEN school headteacher Martin Murphy has said he is “so proud” to lead the school after his first year in the job.

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He replaced Ann Green in September last year and was previously director of community development at the Richard Rose Foundation in Cumbria, which operates two academies in Carlisle.

In a letter to parents he said: “There have been many, many highlights but what stands out is an overwhelming sense of pride; pride in our students and their involvement with the school, the strength of relationships between students and staff and between Arden and its community.”

He wrote: “I spend many hours around the building and it is reinforced time after time that outstanding teaching and learning is the essence of Arden.

“There is no doubt we have a very experienced and very hard working professional team of staff who I know make a huge difference to our children. The relationship between student, teacher and learning is so powerful.”

Mr Murphy said: “I am so proud and privileged to be Principal of such a school and look forward to the prospect of continuing to work closely with students, staff, parents, Governors and members of the wider community over the summer and new academic year.”

Results from this year’s GCSE and A-Levels will be released this month.

Last year, 92 per cent of pupils got at least five GCSEs including English and Maths, up from 91, 92 and 84 per cent in preceding years.

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