Executive Headteacher and Head of School’s Welcome
Mrs Craik: Executive Headteacher
It is an honour and a great privilege to be the new Acting Executive Headteacher of St Anthony’s. My role is the strategic lead and I hold the statutory responsibility for the school. I am also the Acting Executive Headteacher for St Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields; another outstanding secondary school within Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust.
I wish to reassure you whilst the leadership structure has changed at St Anthony’s, the mission of the school has not. We are as committed as ever to ensuring your child experiences an outstanding level of education which caters for their needs both academically, pastorally and spiritually. I firmly believe that every student can be the best version of themselves and fulfil their true God given potential through encouragement, mutual respect, a commitment to learn and by meeting our high behavioural expectations. I have already been so very impressed with the conduct and the attitude of the vast majority of students, and am looking forward to supporting them all to develop further, succeed and flourish in what is a very special and treasured community.
Mrs Hammill: Head of School
I am delighted to be joining the community of St. Anthony’s as Head of School. My role is the daily responsibility for the leadership and management of the school. I am absolutely committed to working with staff, students, families and governors to ensure our school continues to support students in becoming the person God is calling them to be and provides students with an excellent standard of pastoral care and academic learning.