Role and Vision of the Head

 

Personal Statement

“The Head sees the school as a place of learning for all and irrespective of age, ability or class each student should find Our Lady Immaculate School as welcoming and as a place of positive personal development where the real joy of learning is found.”Headship in the twenty – first century is an all embracing role, demanding:

  • positive leadership – sharing the vision, the setting of clear goals, establishing and maintaining the school ethos, motivating staff;
  • raising standards – including behaviour;
  • effective management – in terms of curriculum development, personnel, premises and community liaison;
  • raising of achievement – through target setting; promoting high standards of teaching & learning and reviewing performance indicators;
  • enthusiasm – securing the commitment of parents, teachers, support staff and religious community to raise standards.

Above all, the welfare of the children and the opportunity for them to develop to their full potential within a broad curriculum are considered to be the essential responsibilities of all members of staff sharing the same vision of the Head of School. As Head of School, of both the primary as well as the secondary sector, I see the school as a place of learning for all and irrespective of the age, ability or class. Every student entrusted to us by the child’s parents/legal guardians, should find Our Lady Immaculate School as welcoming and as a place of positive personal development where the real joy of learning is fostered. All this can only be achieved as a result of teamwork, the commitment and dedication of the school’s senior management team and all the members of staff who together strive to ensure that each child is given the quality education she deserves.

Audrey Galea
Head of School
May 2018