I would like to introduce myself to you as the new headteacher at St. Patrick’s Catholic College. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been given the role of leading this excellent Catholic school steeped in such fine tradition.
I have been fortunate enough to have been able to visit St.Patrick’s a number of times prior to taking up my post and on each occasion have been impressed by the standards that I have seen. Both before the summer and during my first days in post students, staff, parents and governors have all made me feel extremely welcome. The staff’s commitment to the welfare of our students has really stood out for me; this care and love extended to each and every member of the school community is the cornerstone of the strong ethos here at St. Patrick’s.
As well as a new headteacher St. Patrick’s is also entering a new era in its history as we come together formally with all the Catholic Schools within the Diocese of Middlesbrough to form Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust. This new partnership will offer greater opportunities for collaboration, bringing together the Catholic community within the area to further improve the high quality Catholic education that we provide.
I would like to warmly welcome all of our new students and wish them well for their educational journey ahead. Over the term ahead I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your children as they grow spiritually, socially and academically, thereby fulfilling their God-given talents as they grow in faith and love within our school community. Finally, I would like to thank you for your continued support which, alongside the commitment of our wonderful staff, will ensure that the school thrives and upholds the highest educational standards.
Mrs J Bowen