Headteacher’s Welcome


I am delighted to be writing to you as the new Headteacher at Whinmoor St Paul’s C of E Primary. It is an honour and a privilege to have been chosen to build upon the successes the school has achieved under the leadership of the previous Headteacher Miss McBride.


I have loved every minute of my time here at WSP and many of you will know me through my previous roles as Deputy Headteacher, SENDCo and as a class teacher. I may have even taught your child! Therefore, I am aware that WSP has wonderful children, supportive families and a strong and committed team, which is a great place for a new Headteacher to start!


From my experience of being Deputy Headteacher I know that a happy and successful school, a school that thrives is dependent upon us all working together. As our families, I am aware that you have a valuable and important contribution to make towards your child’s educational outcomes and their achievements. I look forward to building upon and expanding the relationship between you and school.


The needs of the children will remain paramount in the decision making and life of the school here at WSPs. I can assure that we will continue to improve and maintain standards leading to the best educational outcomes for your child. In addition to this I will work hard to provide your child with exciting, creative and meaningful life experiences. This will ensure that your child is able to develop academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually and will ultimately prepare them for life in Modern Britain – the future adult members of our society.


Central to the being of the school will be the Church and our vision that we value every child as a unique child of God. I am passionate about working alongside the Church to ensure that our school continues to welcome all families – families of all faiths and no faiths in the ethos of Christianity.


Whinmoor St Paul’s is already on its journey to excellence and I am blessed to be in a position to lead our children, families and staff through our next chapter.


Could I please remind you that throughout the Autumn term I will be working on a part time basis and on the days, I am not in school – the children and staff will be supported by an experienced Headteacher – Mrs Hill. I will return to my full-time hours in the Spring term. On the days I am here you will see me on the playground before school so please do come and say hello!

God Bless

Mrs Vaughan