Dear Parent / Guardians.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. I am also a resident of Whiteley, and as such am very committed to ensuring that the children in our community get the best start in life. I am married and have two daughters, one of whom is in Year 6 and one in Year R, so I have first-hand experience of the being a primary school parent. Outside of my working life I enjoy watching and playing a range of sports, going to the theatre, watching films, reading books and am a fan of new technologies.

Previously I undertook a two term secondment as Acting Headteacher at Wellstead Primary in Hedge End. For the two and a half years leading up this I have been Deputy Headteacher at Berrywood Primary, also in Hedge End, and for five years previous to this I was Assistant Headteacher at Horndean Juniors in the east of the county. I have worked in education for nearly 20 years in a wide range of roles.

I feel very proud and tremendously excited to be Headteacher at Cornerstone Church of England Primary School. I am passionate about working in partnership with the children, staff, governors and yourselves as the parent community to continue to develop Cornerstone as an exciting, happy and successful school.

For me the needs of the children are always paramount in the life and decision making within a school. I strongly believe in providing the children with exciting, creative and meaningful learning experiences, which build their enthusiasm for learning and help them to grow and develop positively in a variety of ways. I think it is crucial to involve the children and their families as partners in their education. I am also keen on building a whole school community which thrives on mutual respect and values positive relationships.

I believe that we will have a positive and successful future working, growing and developing together as a whole school community so that Cornerstone is a school that children love coming to and one which provides an all round educational experience in which everyone can flourish.

Yours sincerely
Tim Clarke