There's a new face at Radbrook Primary School today as the children return for their new school year. Emma Thelwell has been welcomed by the children and staff as the school’s new headteacher and is looking forward to getting to know the children and their families.
Emma joins Radbrook from Prestfelde School where she was deputy headteacher for seven years. Before this, she has a wealth of experience in education and has a strong association with Shropshire, having taught in other local schools as an Early Years Advisory Teacher.
Building on the success of Radbrook’s previous headteacher, Emma is keen to ensure that all the children feel part of the school family, and receive the best education. She strongly believes that all children, regardless of their ability, should be provided with an exciting, creative and meaningful learning experience to help fire their imaginations and build their enthusiasm for learning.
Along with the rest of the school team, Emma feels strongly that the children and their families are involved in their education, and is already planning as many opportunities as possible to make this happen and to give the families a voice. She is keen to find out their views and to invite them in to school to chat about what is important to them and give them the chance to be involved in their children’s education.
As the mother of two boys herself, and with her wealth of invaluable experience, Emma really understands the importance of high standards of teaching and learning, and the responsibility that she and her team have to achieve this.
“The school is full of wonderful children and I feel privileged to be joining a hugely committed and professional team. I cannot wait to start getting to know the school community as a whole and am extremely excited about the journey ahead”, said Emma.
Trust CEO Andrew Morris is pleased to be welcoming Emma to the team and commented: “We are lucky to have great people working throughout our trust and school teams and we are all very much looking forward to working with Emma and benefitting from her experience and enthusiasm.”