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It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.

Leadership from a Year 6 star

 

We were thrilled to receive this email from Dan Smith, Hartsdown PE Teaching Assistant and coach at Margate Youth Football Team regarding Harry Rowland, Year 6.  We are immensely proud of Harry's amazing leadership qualities.

 

Where do I start!

 

Harry is simply fantastic. He is not only the captain of our team, he is the true heart and soul of what the team is about, our ethos and how we conduct ourselves. He is 11 years old and has 13 teams mates that adore him, respect him and take on everything he has to say. He leads warm up on match days, he has learnt a great deal about leadership and himself during this time and as a bonus is a superb footballer.

 

Off the field he is a character. He has the natural ability to make people laugh, he has a heart of solid gold. When the team has lost or had tough times, he has put his arm round players and supported everyone. Examples of this are the Herne Bay tournament, we lost on penalties  and the team was gutted, he, without my input, got him team together and spoke to them, I have no idea what he says to the boys, but whatever it is, it works. The level of respect everyone in the team, parents, players and coaches, is one of the many reasons why he is my captain and leader.

 

On Sunday 22nd May we took the team to play a tournament at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC. What a day! Harry himself lead the team all day, he took them for a warm up on the biggest stage, in front of around a thousand people, including scouts from Chelsea. Even when he is on the side line as a sub, he is still encouraging the boys, giving them belief. Off the field at this tournament he showed three things that most 11 year olds struggle to show, humility, respect and professionalism. He truly represents our team in the perfect way.

 

I could go on and on.

 

He is a true credit to his fantastic family, myself as his coach and to you as a school. You should all be as proud of him as I am.

 

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