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It gives me great pleasure to write to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of Ysgol John Bright.

I am delighted to be able to take up this post and join such an excellent school as an experienced headteacher and senior leader. For the last 6 years I have been Head of an Academy in Congleton, Cheshire where Ofsted recently graded the Leadership and Management and Behaviour as outstanding. Prior to that I have had considerable experience in education in schools in both Cheshire and Lancashire, starting my career as a science teacher. I am really looking forward to bringing that extensive leadership experience to Ysgol John Bright. I have very clear educational beliefs, not complicated and I’m sure they will be well supported by the school community. I want Ysgol John Bright to:

  • Empower students to become confident, independent, lifelong learners;
  • Celebrate achievement and reward success;
  • Encourage students to be aspirational, motivated and high achieving, both inside and outside the classroom;
  • Value and respect others in the community in which we live and learn

High expectations and inspirational teaching and learning are central to my educational beliefs. Gaining skills and qualifications at school opens doors for progression in the future and I want every child to aspire to achieve at the highest level. The working world is becoming increasingly demanding and competitive and young people need to be even more prepared and qualified for future progression.

I have been fortunate enough to have been able to spend a lot of time in the school since I was appointed in February and am very grateful for the support of the staff and governors during this period. I was also really pleased to meet new Year 7 parents and their children on the transition evening. Alongside that I have been able to sit in lessons and meet some of the young people at the school. They have really impressed me with their positive attitudes; it is striking just how very proud all the member of the Ysgol John Bright community are about their school.

The school has a very strong platform with which it can continue to improve. The Estyn judgement last November was very positive and results this summer have continued the trend of improvement so there is much to celebrate.

About us

Ysgol John Bright is situated in the heart of the North Wales resort town of Llandudno. It is the only English medium high school to serve the town and its hinterland.

Road and rail links along the North Wales coast are excellent and in one hour or less you can be in Chester, Liverpool, Manchester airport, the Holyhead ferry port to Ireland or within the grandeur of the Snowdonia National Park and its mountains.

The school is named after the Victorian radical politician John Bright who came to the town for respite and whose young son was buried here. After almost one hundred years the school had outgrown its previous premises and in September 2004 the new school opened on a 25 acre site with excellent facilities. It was built as part of a PFI project and a facilities management company handles caretaking, cleaning and catering.

Ysgol John Bright has a very varied catchment area. There are nine designated primaries which range in size and type. We serve two of the most deprived wards and two of the most prosperous wards in the town. Indeed inspectors have previously described us as a “truly comprehensive school”.

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