Welcome from Andrea Stephens - Headteacher
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to let you know how thrilled I am to be the new Headteacher of Colton Hills Community School.
Since my appointment, I have visited the school on a number of occasions and have received a really warm welcome from staff and students.
My personal leadership vision aligns with the values and sentiments encapsulated within the vision for Colton Hills.
"I believe that every child, regardless of background or starting point, should have access to the very best learning experiences and through this be able to achieve the highest academic standards."
I wish to extend this further and consider alongside our vision the principle of ‘community’ and how, as a collective, we can work together in securing Colton Hills as a ‘World Class’ education provider.
I have been teaching for over twenty years and have worked in six different schools. Having gained success at Middle Leadership level as a Head of Department at King Edward VI Camp Hill Girls Grammar School and then Bromsgrove Independent School. I sought my first senior leadership post at the RSA Academy. I remained there for nine years as Assistant Headteacher before moving to Stoke Park in Coventry. I have thirteen years of senior leadership experience, the last two years as Co Acting Principal and Vice Principal at Ninestiles School.
I am married to Carl and have a 9 year old daughter called River and an 18 year old step daughter called Harriet.
My personal leadership beliefs can be summed up through the words of George Bernard Shaw "I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live."