Mr Phil Loveday
After twenty years teaching in four different schools it was my honour to become headteacher of Bridgnorth Endowed School in January 2009.
I started teaching Biology and Science in Essex before becoming head of Biology at Caistor Grammar School in Lincolnshire. It was here that I met my wife and where our twins were born. We then moved to Norfolk where I became head of Science at Smithdon High School in Hunstanton. The family enjoyed this time in particular as we were by the sea and the beaches at Hunstanton are fantastic. It was here that our third child was born.
We then moved to Yorkshire where I became Deputy Headteacher at Archbishop Holgate’s School, an outstanding comprehensive school and centre of teaching and learning. These four schools have given me a varied learning experience, from a school that was struggling and in the 98th percentile for teaching and learning to one that was one of the most improved schools in the country; selective education to full mixed comprehensive; from rural to urban schools. This breadth of experience really helped me prepare for headship.
My vision for Bridgnorth Endowed School is that we assist our students to achieve as much of their potential as possible in their time with us; that we help them to become full and rounded citizens, ready to move onto the next phase of their lives with the skills and qualifications that give them the foundations for success, where they are provided with the care and nurture necessary to break down any barriers to learning that they may face. To fulfil this we need to ensure the development of the home-school-pupil partnership that underpins and supports pupil development.
I look forward to working with staff, pupils, parents, Governors and other stakeholders as we continue to develop the school towards becoming a centre of outstanding teaching and learning.
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Bridgnorth Endowed School is the sixth school that I have worked in. It is also – without doubt – the best. The opportunities that are available to students; the quality of teaching and the support that the school provides for each child are our strengths. Bridgnorth Endowed is a happy school and a great place to work and learn.
My role is to look after the welfare of the students at school. I lead a team of very dedicated and talented pastoral managers and learning mentors. As a group, we endeavour to make sure that our students are happy and we aim to make sure that all of our students achieve to their full potential.
As Assistant Headteacher – Experience one of my main areas of responsibility is to work closely with colleagues to develop the depth and breadth of educational experiences that we provide for our young people. This includes the curriculum that we offer to our students from year 7 through to 13 as well as the enrichment and outside the classroom learning that we offer. I lead colleagues in providing careers information, advice and guidance and work with tutors to ensure that students have the support and access to information and experiences that can enable them to map out their future choices.
I also lead the strategic development of ICT in the school to provide our students and colleagues with ICT facilities and support that enhances the learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. In a fast moving technological world this is essential in supporting our young people in the preparation for their future aspirations.
An important part of my role is to work closely with the primary schools and our Deputy Head to support transition from key stage 2 to 3 and to help our students to make excellent progress when they join us from the primary schools in year 7.
I am Assistant Headteacher, responsible for learning, and as such am committed to ensuring that the experience of our students in the classroom is consistently excellent. Teachers at BES are passionate about offering exceptional learning activities on a daily basis, as we want our students to love learning as much as we do, and it is for this reason that I was delighted to be joining such a strong team in September after ten years in teaching.
I bring a range of experience having followed a unique career path which has seen the opening of the first University Technical College in the whole of the UK, and prior to this working in a range of schools across the Black Country as part of the National Challenge programme to raise standards in education.
Through my role I hope to ensure that students make outstanding progress by encouraging them to embrace challenge, think creatively and seek high quality feedback on their learning. I strongly believe that through commitment to these values we can achieve excellence, and I can say with great confidence that the students and staff at BES are the best I have had the opportunity to work with.
As a Bridgnorth girl and an ex pupil of BES it seems I have come full circle – when I first joined as a member of staff there were still teachers here who taught me and have since taught my children. I am a lifelong learner and recently achieved a BA (Hons) Degree in School Business Management.
I was first appointed as School Business Manager in 2007 after working in a primary school for 6 years as Bursar. I became a member of the senior leadership team at BES in 2009. With the move to academy status my responsibilities changed significantly and I became Director of Business & Finance as well as Company Secretary.
My role has many aspects to it from budget management to health & safety, from site management to managing the administration function and strategically planning for the future of the school. It is this diversity and the challenges it brings every day that makes my job so enjoyable. To me it is not a job but a vocation.
This role helps ensure that the Headteacher and Governors of the school gain best value with the funding received so that the students can achieve and be the best they can be at BES.
As the Director of Learning Support and a newly appointed member of the Senior Leadership Team, I am responsible for ensuring each and every child has the support and guidance to enable them to reach their full potential; by working closely with staff in providing pupils with a full, rounded, experience of an exciting and inclusive education. I have the SENCo responsibility, as well as that of Pupil Premium Students and implementing additional intervention support for all students who require it.
I joined BES in 2011, having worked in North Wales for 11 years. Here I gained a wealth of experience being responsible for personal and social education as well as being a Lead Practitioner in Emotional Intelligence. I am dedicated to supporting our pupils throughout their school life here at BES, using my knowledge and experience, to provide them with the best skills and knowledge, as they continue their journey into adulthood.
I lead a dedicated support team of Teaching Assistants, with a wealth of SEN experience. We, as the Learning Support Department, are proud to provide the highest quality provision to our pupils in a variety of ways; such as daily in class support for individual students, or group intervention sessions for a wide variety of needs, including helping the most able achieve their goals.
I work closely with Primary Schools to support transition from Key Stage 2 to 3 and then with Colleges and 6th Form Schools to support transition from Key Stage 4 to 5 and onto further education. Information, advice and guidance is available, to ensure all options and provisions are accessible to our students.
It is my belief that learning does not stop at the school gates and through my role I aim to ensure that students make outstanding progress in all aspects of their life. I am passionate in sourcing and implementing support and guidance for all pupils, to ensure they achieve their personal goals and help them embrace challenges.
Senior Middle Leaders
Mrs Lisa Biggs – Head of Maths
Mr Lee Butler – Head of English
Mr Narvir Hayre – Head of Science
Mr Tim Middleton – Head of Lower School
Mrs Claire Lawson – Head of Upper School
Mrs Julie Whitmore – Director of Sixth Form
Mrs Kate Breen – Second in Science
Mr Ben Goddard – Second in Maths
Mrs Suzi Summerhayes – Second in English
Mr Wez Akhtar – Head of Technology
Mr Steve Broome – Head of PE
Mr Mark Clayton – Head of History and RE
Mr Andy Davenport – Head of Design
Mrs Nic Hirsch – Head of Languages
Mrs Jo Jones – Head of Geography and Business Studies
Mrs Lisa Tristham – Head of Creative Arts