Welcome Back from the New Head Mr Hoyle

Dear Parents and Pupils,

I am delighted that we are starting the new school year at Quinton House School with considerable optimism and excitement. I would like to offer a warm welcome to new members of staff, new pupils, and indeed, new parents, as members of our school community. You will receive a copy of the Autumn Term School Calendar and I look forward to meeting with you at a school event in the near future.

This week we have a Cream Tea with the new Senior School parents on Tuesday afternoon. Our Junior School pupils will have noted a number of impressive developments in the facilities and parents will have the opportunity to view these at the Cream Tea on Thursday. Next week we have a Parents’ Information Evening looking at study and revision skills on Tuesday for Year 9 and above parents and we launch the Duke of Edinburgh Award on Wednesday.

The results of the GCSE examinations certainly indicate that we will be building upon some excellent academic foundations. I congratulate all of the students, their parents, and their teachers on such positive outcomes. The quality of teaching and learning very much remains our primary focus, operating within a school with a high emphasis on providing outstanding pastoral care.

This term we offer a warm welcome to Quinton to the following new staff: Mr Broad as Teacher of Science; Miss Cheney as Year 3 Class Teacher; Miss Henry-Moore as Teacher of Drama; Mrs Khan as Head of Science; Mr Musker as Teacher of Science; Ms Walker as Science Technician; and Mrs White as Teacher of Humanities. This term we will also welcome back Mrs Sainsbury as our Admissions Manager and Mrs Darling as Student Service Manager, in addition to Mrs Tipler working five days per week in the School Office.

There have also been a number of exciting internal appointments to move the school forward: Mr Muskin will become the Pastoral Deputy Head and DSL; Mrs Hyde becomes the Data and Assessments Manager; Miss Billington becomes Key Stage 1 Co-ordinator; Miss Miller-Chalk becomes Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator; Mrs Masnica becomes Head of Years 7 & 8; Mr Broad becomes Head of Years 9, 10 and 11; and Mrs Marshall becomes Head of Samwell House.

My opening school assembly today focused on the importance of working together, each individual playing their own special role within the school, in order to achieve success. The excitement, optimism and sense of challenge with which we start a new school year every September is one that I hope all members of the school will relish and enjoy.

The opportunity to begin anew is certainly a big part of what makes working in a school so very special.  As I write at the start of a new year, no pupil has received any disappointing grades; no pupil has failed to produce homework; our sports teams are undefeated; etc… Those students that enjoyed a successful year can build upon their successes and achievements of last year. There is another element to starting anew. Last year is last year and pupils that need to do so can make a fresh start and show better habits of study; demonstrate a different attitude; or try new activities. The year is new – and it is in our hands. I trust that we will all use it well.

Yours sincerely

Tim Hoyle

Headmaster

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