As many of you will be aware, I started teaching at Francis Combe 15 years ago as a Science teacher and have been part of the leadership team since 2005. I took the role of Acting Principal in 2010 and then again in May 2013. I became the Principal in March 2014; to lead the Academy is an honour and a privilege.
I am not one to hide my passion and dedication for our students and the community.
Our vision statement at the Academy is “Transforming Lives Through Learning”. We believe that every child, young person and adult can succeed and transform their life chances through learning.
My vision for the Academy has been the driver for the changes that we put in place over the last two years and everything we do is born out of our commitment to using learning to transform the life chances of our young people in the Academy and the community it serves. We are a community school and proud of it! We believe that every young person at Francis Combe Academy deserves the best learning experiences, support and guidance and I will ensure, through my leadership, that this is a constant.
With this vision guiding us in all that we do, our mission is to ensure that Francis Combe Academy will be at the leading edge of high quality, inclusive and innovative teaching and learning practice. We work with the local community to raise aspirations, expectations and the educational achievement of all. We share a commitment to empowering young people to play their full part society.
I am proud to be leading an inclusive school, breaking down barriers and obstacles in a supportive and caring community. Students at the Academy are thriving in an environment that recognises and values the widest possible range of talents, strengths, interests and influences amongst both students and staff, all coming together to educate and develop our young people into ‘Confident, Successful and Proud’ members of society.
Ms Deborah Warwick