Locking Parklands primary school names headteacher
PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 January 2018
The first headteacher for a planned primary school in Locking Parklands has been announced.
Steve Davis, who has previously been headteacher at Northleaze Primary School in Long Ashton, will take over the role at the 420-space Parklands Educate Together Prmary School when it opens a temporary building for reception pupils in September.
The main school site will then open in September 2019.
Mr Davis said: “I look forward to putting Parklands Academy at the heart of the community and providing a great learning environment for all its pupils and the wider community.
“I have a long career in education which includes working at five different schools and being a headteacher at two North Somerset schools.
“I am excited by the opportunity to establish a new school.”
The school will employ Educate Together’s own Learn Together curriculum which teaches children core values of being child-centred, democratic and equal.
Mr Davis said the school will work to high standards and will make children’s self-esteem and ‘love of learning’ a priority.
He added: “The school will be a positive and supportive place to learn where children feel confident and cared for.
“Children will be encouraged to be active participants in our world, playing a part in their local and global community, and reflecting on their place in and contribution to the world.
“Parklands will be a special place to learn because in all aspects of school life we will consider how to maximise the positive impact of our practices on children’s learning and welfare.
“We will strive for high academic standards while prioritising children’s confidence, self-esteem and love of learning.”
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Although completion of the school has been heavily delayed due to slow progress on the Locking Parklands north-south spine road – which will link West Wick to the Weston Villages developments – North Somerset Council agreed to spend about £8.8million to ensure it is finished by September next year.
An application for planning permission to build a temporary school building in McCrae Road in Locking has also been submitted by North Somerset Council.