Wayne has been in education for 16 years and in that time and feels that shaping children’s learning and their ability to flourish in today’s world is the most important professional duty he has.
He strongly believes that in the classroom, helping each child to achieve in many different areas has provides a great sense of achievement, and as a Headteacher it now runs through the ethos to ensure that the staff at Springhead Park Primary can do the same for all of their pupils.
In his time teaching he has taught hundreds of children and has found that every single one of them is individual. It is crucial that individuality is encouraged by fostering excellent relationships with children and their families. These strong relationships enable teachers to tailor their teaching to the needs of the pupils making it engaging both morally and emotionally and ensuring that pupils are supported and challenged to achieve more than they could aspire to.
Wayne feels that as educators it is ‘our role to ensure that children leaving our care are prepared to succeed in secondary school and in employment and as positively contributing members of their communities.’ To do this, he aims to ensure that education is a holistic approach, building a curriculum that will teach the whole child: their academic ability; their knowledge and understanding of the world and impact upon it; their positive attitudes and tolerant outlook on differences; their individual talents and abilities.