Message from the Headteacher

My name is Mr Carl Wake and I am delighted to be the Head teacher of St Helens Primary School.

I joined the school in April 2018 on a temporary basis when the position became vacant due to the retirement of the long serving head. After a few weeks, I realised I had found the perfect school and have not looked back since.

The school has many strengths and our values: creativity, determination, excellence, respect, responsibility and tolerance, are always evident and fully supported by all members of our school community.

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Message from the Chair of Governors

At the September 2020 meeting of the school’s governing body I was re-elected as the board’s chairperson. I have been part of the governing body since January 2015 when I was appointed as a Co-opted governor.

My previous background included working for 15 years as a headteacher and for 3 years as a School Improvement Manager – all on the Isle of Wight

Having spent my whole career in education I felt that, in retirement, it was opportune to give something back to schools.  It is therefore with great pride that I am able to offer support and challenge to the school and the community in which my wife and I reside.  

As an effective governing body we look to maximise the potential of every child and provide a safe and caring environment.

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