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Executive Headteacher, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Accounting Officer (AO)

      

Garry Ratcliffe

Executive Headteacher, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Accounting Officer (AO)

 

I am delighted to continue my role as CEO of Oakfield Primary Academy, Temple Hill Primary Academy and West Hill Primary Academy – three wonderful schools that form The Galaxy Trust.  As I begin my twelfth year as Executive Head of Oakfield and my fourth year as CEO of The Galaxy Trust, I continue to be incredibly proud of our pupils and the many achievements they make on a daily basis whilst studying at our schools.

 

Many of you will already know that I have a very special family myself…  Myself and my husband have four children – three of them with complex health and learning needs.  They are an immense joy but I have to confess that our fourth child who others would call “mainstream” is the hardest work of all!  We have adopted our children and so I feel I have a good understanding of issues faced by children living in care or who have been adopted, as well as children with special educational needs.

 

One of the benefits of being CEO of The Galaxy Trust, is that I am able to make links with other partners right across the county, and beyond.  This means that I am able to learn from other professionals, taking on their ideas, and sharing them within The Galaxy Trust.

 

If I can achieve one thing during my time within The Galaxy Trust, it would be to instill our values of Respect, Responsibility and Equality in our staff, pupils and parents.  Of course it is our role to promote high standards of learning in maths and English, as well as the wider curriculum – but it is equally – if not more important, for us to ensure we are growing the best, most valuable citizens that our town, our county , our country and our world needs.   By learning about Respect, Responsibility and Equality, I hope we will be making our children’s world, a much better place.

 

Garry Ratcliffe

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