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Middlewich High School

Excellence in Learning – Achievement for All

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Welcome from the Headteacher

Hello and welcome to Middlewich High School. I feel incredibly privileged and proud to be leading the school. Since taking up my post as Head at Easter 2019 I have very much enjoyed working with students, staff, governors and parents. I believe that Middlewich is a unique school; The community cohesion and values are a true strength and I am looking forward to being able to continue to develop strong community partnerships. As a school we stand by our values and we are not afraid to ask the ‘big questions’, we have a belief that as a community we make a difference together. I am a great believer that it is up to us to ‘find a way’, that with the right mind-set and self-belief anything is possible. I am very much looking forward to leading a school that shapes young people into strong, confident young adults who are inspired to go and take hold of their futures and to ‘find their way’ in the world. I want Middlewich High School to be the first choice for families in the Middlewich Community. Our curriculum is focused on achieving excellence in examinations but also, importantly, in broadening horizons, understanding of the world we live in, challenging our students to have courage, to be leaders, ambassadors, to be the difference we need in all of our futures. Our desire for excellence and our determination to ensure that all our students achieve excellence will, I hope, be the reason that you trust us with your children now and in the future. I am determined to lead a school where students are happy, where they thrive and look beyond their own horizons, where staff are valued and respected and where all of us place learning at the heart of everything we do.

Over the next term we look forward to seeing some significant improvements in the school building with the reception area undergoing a full refurbishment. We have accessed this funding through capital bids with the Local Authority (LA). We will continue to work with the LA over the next 12 months to look into further ways to invest in and improve the learning environment for our students. We will work hard to improve our partnerships with schools in Cheshire West and Cheshire East, specifically our work with Sir John Dean’s Sixth Form and the Sir John Brunner Foundation. We continue to be the lead school for Emotional Healthy Schools. In the Autumn term we will be launching the PTFA and we will also look to develop partnerships with the Town Council by forming a Youth Council.  This will provide our young people with a real voice enabling them to make a positive difference to the community. I am very much looking forward to working with my first Yr7 intake, we have an exciting journey ahead.

Looking forward to working with you all,

Heidi Thurland