Welcome from the Head

My name is Carla McCoy and I am delighted to be writing to you as the newly appointed Headteacher at St Hilda’s CE Primary School. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been chosen to continue and build upon the success that the school has already achieved.

I have worked in education for 13 years in Asia, Manchester, Salford and St Hilda’s where I have been a teacher, Key Stage 2 Leader and a Senior Leader for the past 5 years. I have a Master of Arts in Education and hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship. 

My philosophy for education is one which is based around the edict of the ‘best by every child’. I hold a strong child-centred approach to teaching, where consistency, praise, encouragement yet challenge are key. Together with the newly appointed leadership team, we are focused on driving the school towards excellence to ensure every child reaches their full potential and has an enriching education provided by caring and committed staff.

St Hilda’s has a history of good behaviour and outcomes for children across the school. I am determined to build upon my existing knowledge of the school, pupils, staff and parents to further raise standards and continue to move the school forward to become excellent. From my experience of leadership at St Hilda’s, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together so that the changes we make in this new chapter of the school’s history are supported by the whole school community.

Parents make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school, and I want to develop the relationship between the school and parents for everyone’s benefit. I will be available on the playground before school and attend The Hub on Fridays, which will provide an opportunity to meet you and be available to answer any questions. You are also welcome to contact me by email or make an appointment at the office.

With best wishes,

Miss C McCoy