I am delighted to have been appointed as Headteacher of Little Lever School. Little Lever is a Good school (Ofsted 2012) and in my short time in the school I have been impressed with the positive attitude of students and their courteous and polite manner. They have made me feel very welcome. This is an exciting time for Little Lever School and the children and families we serve within the Little Lever community and together with all the staff at the school I am looking forward to helping our students achieve great things.
I believe hard work and doing the simple things to the best of your ability leads to success. From the moment students enter our school we expect the very best from them. In my experience it is amazing how students raise their game and achieve great things when we expect great things of them.
To me the little things matter. Getting to school on time, dressing smartly, bringing the correct equipment and showing respect for everyone are four simple things everyone can do. When the little things add up it makes a big difference!
Recognising that all our students have different skills and will grasp concepts and retain knowledge in many different ways is fundamental to helping us meet all our students’ needs. Meeting our students’ needs through lessons that inspire, engage and respond to students’ areas to improve is at the heart of what we do. Ensuring every student is known and feels valued through relationships built on mutual respect leads to a happy and safe place to learn.
Academic success is important but the skills students learn and the character traits of resilience and resourcefulness that students develop in achieving academic success, in my opinion, ensures they are well prepared for whatever adventure they take on in life.
Mr D. Mckeon