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Exciting times ahead for an Ashton primary school
Friday 11th November 2016 @ 19:54 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community News

A new age has dawned at Canon Burrows Primary in Ashton, after head teacher Suzanne Fildes completed her first half term at the helm, following the retirement of Elaine Horridge.

Ms Fildes, who has been at the school for more than 10 years, took over from Mrs Horridge in September and she admitted she’s delighted with how things are going.

“There have been lots of challenges, especially as a new head teacher, but I’m very lucky because I’ve had lots of very good training from Mrs Horridge and so I’m in a really good position because we’ve been able to maintain lots of things already in place.

“We’ve got lots of exciting plans to develop things further as we establish as a new Senior Leadership team, but we are all about the children who make it all so worthwhile.”

With Ms Fildes earning a promotion, Zoe Case has now become deputy head and she is extremely excited about the future.

“It’s a really exciting opportunity and I feel honoured to be stepping into this position,” said Zoe.

“I’ve been at Canon Burrows for the last five years and I remember the first time I walked through the door of the school, it felt like a really special place.”

In just a few short weeks the school has held a number of events and trips and all the staff are eager to keep moving the school forward by encouraging the pupils to be the best they can be.

“Our aim is to create responsible citizens for the future, that’s our core purpose, and we do a really good job of that,” said Ms Fildes.

Miss Case agreed: “We have a very holistic approach to education at Canon Burrows so we want our children to develop morally, spiritually in every single way. We believe that every child is unique.

“It is these beliefs that are instilled into the pupils from the moment they walk through the door.”

There may have been changes at the top but the future of Canon Burrows is clearly in safe hands.


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