July 2016

teachersblogIt is with more than a tinge of sadness that after eight years in post I write my final blog for the school website. It has been a huge privilege to be the Headteacher of North Kesteven School and I want to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff, parents and local community for your kindness, support and commitment. The strength of the relationship between home and school is vital to the ongoing progress and success of each and every student and I have had tremendous backing from you in the past eight years.

The positive and friendly ethos in the school does not happen by chance. Last year's Ofsted report highlighted the positive relationships, innovative teaching, student enjoyment and respectful relationships prevalent in the school and reflected in the positive outcomes for students across the whole curriculum.

The opening of OneNK on July 1st was hugely significant for me as it illustrated just how much can be achieved when everyone works together for a common purpose. Working closely with North Kesteven District Council , One Life and Lindum we have been able to create truly outstanding sporting, dance and leisure facilities for our students and the local community. The concept of community is vitally important. North Kesteven School as a community and in the community must be a successful, forward thinking feature of North Hykeham and I hope it will remain so for many years to come.

I have too many wonderful memories to mention them all, but events and occasions where students flourished and found the confidence to visibly grow as people will always be at the forefront.
I repeat my thanks to you all and I should like to wish everyone a happy and sunny summer holiday and every possible success in the future. Our school is a great place, with fantastic students, committed and talented staff and many positive partnerships providing academic, creative and vocational opportunities galore. To all the students I say grab the these opportunities, flourish and enjoy!

With my best wishes,

Martin Connor