A new headteacher is appealing for residents to send their children to his village school as it enters a bright new era.
Gareth Bemister, head of school at Bere Alston Primary, a First Federation Trust school, is optimistic that his pupils have a promising future as he rebuilds the school’s reputation following a downgraded Ofsted report and some maintenance needs due to covid.
Gareth is confident his vision of attracting more pupils and fostering renewed community links is achievable with a virtually all-new team behind him: ‘I have a wonderful teaching team supporting me. They are all enthusiastic and often in their new roles or first teaching jobs. Most are new to the school because the old team left for other positions in other areas of teaching and learning and nothing to do with the Ofsted report. There are a few of the old team remaining and I value their advice for continuity.’
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