Welcome from the Executive Headteacher

I would like to introduce myself as the Executive Headteacher and to take this opportunity to say a very warm welcome to all parents, friends and family of Shepherdswell Academy. It is a privilege to be entrusted with the role of leading Shepherdswell Academy and Orchard Academy and I am very much looking forward to working with you and your child.

Together, we learn and grow.

Your child has just begun or is beginning their educational journey and I am so proud to play a huge part in their development at Shepherdswell Academy. Children are at the heart of everything we do. At Shepherdswell Academy, we strongly believe in developing your child’s character, layering them with as many experiences as we can in order for them to grow emotionally, socially, spiritually and academically.

We have to give children the knowledge and skills to achieve in life. Children need to be able to adapt, be resilient, be resourceful and think for themselves. Our children are fantastic and they deserve the best there is and to be cared for by the best there are.

As Executive Headteacher, I am looking forward to continuing to develop links with the community – the children, family and friends of both schools. We can only be successful with your support and guidance. You know your child better than anyone. Be a part of their education but at the same time, trust us to do the best for your child. I look forward to developing a strong partnership with you in order to allow your child to achieve and become successful learners during their time at Shepherdswell Academy.

At Shepherdswell Academy, we believe in an ‘open door’ policy. If you have any concerns or would just like to share something about your child, make contact with us - we are here to support you and your child.

I would like to conclude by stating how excited I am about the future of Shepherdswell Academy and Orchard Academy. Your child will receive an education that is varied and stimulating and will provide them with the layers and building blocks to allow them to succeed in life and be the best that they can be. 

Ruth Ryan
Executive Headteacher

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