New Principal appointed for Sept 2023

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20 Jun 2023

A message from your new Principal

I am very proud and excited to have been appointed as Principal of South Molton Community College. It is a privilege and honour to be given the opportunity to lead such a fantastic school with such remarkable students, dedicated staff and loyal and supportive parents and carers. I am very mindful and respectful of the responsibility which accompanies the position and will work tirelessly for the school and the wider community it serves.

Looking ahead, my aim is for South Molton Community College to continue to build on its many strengths to provide the very best learning opportunities, experiences and support so that all students, irrespective of their ability, circumstances or individual needs, can thrive and achieve their potential. Whilst academic achievement and student progress are at the heart of what we do, equally important to me is the wellbeing of all, alongside students’ personal development. I want students to leave with outstanding results of which they can be very proud, but also with values such as respect, tolerance and kindness which will empower them to make a positive difference through the lives they lead.

As a parent of two children who had very different experiences of school and as a school leader having worked in education for over twenty years I believe that for education to be truly transformative, it must open hearts, doors and minds. Through inspirational teaching, a culture of high expectations and challenge for all, as well as positive encouragement and support, all students are capable of developing their talents and aspirations and achieving great things. I believe it is our moral duty as teachers and leaders to support them to aim high, so they achieve their personal best.

I am very much looking forward to meeting and working with you all.

Mrs Rachel Harper