I am delighted to welcome you to Ian Ramsey Church of England Academy, where it is my great privilege and honour to serve. We are proud to be a school at the heart of the Stockton community and its surrounding villages.

I truly believe that every child has the right to receive a high-quality, personalised education irrespective of ability, culture, or denomination and this is something reflected in the inclusive ethos and vision of Ian Ramsey CE Academy. We live in a rapidly changing society and, as educators, we have a moral obligation to meet the changing needs of the young people whom we are privileged to serve on a daily basis.

We want all our young people to enjoy school and achieve well; we pride ourselves on providing an inspiring learning environment and encouraging our pupils to access all the opportunities that we provide. Our staff nurtures positive relationships, caring for pupils throughout their education, to ensure that they emerge from secondary education well-prepared and furnished with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they will need to flourish in modern British society and live ‘live in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

Our Academy’s vision statement, ‘Together to learn, to grow, to serve’, encompasses our commitment to ensuring all members of our community use the gifts we have been given to serve others to learn as individuals and build the confidence to achieve their aspirations. Our vision is rooted in the words, ‘Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms’ (1 Peter 4:10).

Through our DEEP curriculum, we offer all pupils a first-class education based on high-quality teaching and a range of experiences outside of the classroom. Our curriculum aims to provide a broad and inspiring academic experience, which is interesting, challenging, and relevant to the needs of our pupils.

We value the importance of providing a range of life experiences, developing social and leadership skills, independent learning, and supporting our pupils to develop and thrive in new environments. In addition, we aim to remove barriers for pupils, supporting them to become successful in their chosen fields after they transitioned to the next stage of their education, employment, or training.

As Headteacher, I am privileged to work with a team of exceptional practitioners who are determined to ensure that our children realise their potential and pursue the career path of their choice.

I would like to extend the invitation to visit Ian Ramsey CE Academy to see first-hand the work we do for our young people.

Best wishes,

Mal Patrick