We want to be a beacon of excellence - new head

October 05 2018
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Charborough Road Primary has welcomed a new head teacher, with Sharon Bishop arriving, having swapped places with Nicola Bailey, who headed to Meadowbrook in Bradley Stoke at the start of the 2018/19 year.

Charborough Road Primary has welcomed a new head teacher, with Sharon Bishop arriving, having swapped places with Nicola Bailey, who headed to Meadowbrook in Bradley Stoke at the start of the 2018/19 year.
Miss Bishop says she wants to build on the excellence achieved by Mrs Bailey over 20 years and create a ‘beacon of excellence’ at the Filton Park school.
She previously worked at Stoke Lodge Primary and at Callicroft in Patchway, where she herself was a pupil, as well as at Meadowbrook.
Among her plans for the school are the creation of more green spaces and opportunities for local parents to ‘meet the head’.
She said: “This is a really good school which has been on a journey. It is embedded in the local community and has a real family feel.
“We want to be a beacon of excellence – not about Ofsted but about making people think ‘they do it really well there’.
“So we will be trying to maintain what we have but I want to develop the playground areas as we have a lot of concrete currently. We need more green space and nature zones.”
Mrs Bishop, a mum-of-one, said she was thrilled by the efforts of the Friends of School and said parents had made her feel very welcome. She added that she felt all the schools in the Olympus Trust were beginning to reap the benefits of working for a bigger organisation, which meant staff had greater career opportunities.