A belated Happy New Year to you.
I commend the work of our staff and congratulate students on our Celebrating Reading event. Many of our Year 8 students are now published authors as a result of this opportunity…an amazing achievement. Well done.
I have two introductions to make this term, Mrs Floyd (Deputy Head) and Mrs Tearle (Teaching and Numeracy Consultant) who join us with an impressive track record in student achievement, welcome to USH and I look forward to seeing the impact you will have on our community.
Stuart Woods, Headteacher
“My previous school was Wildern in Hedge End where I had numerous roles that developed students into exceptional and skilful learners who achieved amazing results. I believe passionately in the potential of each individual within the USH community and believe that there are no barriers to learning and achievement but simply challenges that can be overcome through excellent teaching. I am incredibly excited to continue my learning journey and professional development at USH and have been made to feel very welcome by students, staff and parents. I look forward to meeting many more over the coming months.”
Aimee Floyd, Deputy Head
“I have been given the opportunity to join the team at Upper Shirley High for two terms as a Teaching and Numeracy Consultant. This is really exciting, as I believe passionately in every child’s potential to learn, and in their right to be challenged and to feel a sense of achievement, and this ethos is reflected at Upper Shirley High. As Deputy Head at Shirley Juniors I led assessment across the school, and I feel I have a range of experience and skills in this area that can be of benefit at Upper Shirley High. Maths has always been one of my passions and I am very much looking forward to teaching it here. I enjoy the challenge of making it fun, engaging and relevant to children, particularly those who feel that it is hard – I am on a mission to change their minds!
I am looking forward to seeing some familiar faces again (both children and parents!) and getting to know some new ones.”
Jo Tearle, Teaching and Numeracy Consultant