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Headteacher's Welcome

My name is Chris Hunt and I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher at Whitefield School, a school which reminds me of my own secondary school, one which embraced its diverse community and acted as a social leveller allowing us all to flourish. 

Our purpose is to ensure we develop well-rounded pupils who achieve great grades and have great character through our high standards and expectations. Our no phone policy is a key part of delivering disruption free learning, ensuring students have the best opportunity to learn.        

Whitefield students are resilient and determined, focused and driven, qualities which are central to success. During the disruptions to education over the last couple of years, our students have continued to make exceptional progress, moving on after Year 11 to great destinations including our own Sixth Form and local colleges, and our Sixth Formers have progressed to a range of Russell Group university courses, apprenticeships and employment. Whitefield students justifiably take pride in their achievements. 

We will continue to build and refine our Curriculum to ensure it is ambitious for all, that it is broad, balanced and develops key skills like resilience and a growth mindset.  My aim for academic excellence is simple: to improve progress measures of all students and continue the upward trend of students progressing to further education or to be better prepared for the world of work when they leave us.

Alongside the pursuit of academic excellence, we have a key role in ensuring all our students are happy. Our teachers and support staff care about championing each student on their journey to achieve excellence and reach their full potential. I never want great exam results to come at the cost of young people’s wellbeing, it is all about balance. It is important to have an outlet and take part in the many clubs, performances, trips and visits on offer. 

Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to welcoming you to Whitefield School.

Mr Hunt 

Chris Hunt