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Buxton Community School

Buxton Community School

Headteacher's Welcome

On behalf of everyone at Buxton Community School I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to our school.

It was my pleasure to take up the post of headteacher at Buxton Community School in January 2015 after working in Senior Leadership in other schools across Manchester for over 15 years. After growing my skills and experience across a diverse range of settings and in a variety of roles I am really enjoying working here at the biggest secondary school in the town with some fantastic young people. My staff and I are driven to provide the highest quality of education for the next generation of Buxton and give them the strongest of foundations for their future lives.

I am a science graduate by training and as a result, our planning and decision making is grounded in evidence and we constantly review everything that we do to ensure we keep being the very best we can. By developing expertise and understanding right across the staff we will continue to become even better, and I am fortunate to work with an amazing group of people in this school who are fully committed to your children.

I want Buxton Community School to be at the heart of education in Derbyshire. We play a very active role in a broad range of networks and organisations both locally and beyond. We also endeavour to be at the forefront of developments in teaching and learning and I work closely with OFSTED and other professional organisations in keeping up to date with the most recent research and initiatives.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope it gives you an indication of our school’s values and ethos. If you have not yet had the opportunity to do so, we invite you to visit our school where you will be made most welcome.  Simply telephone to arrange a mutually convenient time.

We want the very best for our young people and will not let it get more complicated than that!

Craig Yates - Headteacher