Headteacher sets his sights on top grading at Lowestoft school

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 December 2015

Alex Savage is the headteacher at St Mary's R.C Primary School in Lowestoft

Alex Savage is the headteacher at St Mary's R.C Primary School in Lowestoft


The new interim headteacher of a Lowestoft primary school has set his sights on achieving a much sought-after "outstanding" grade from education regulator Ofsted.

Alex Savage pictured with the school council.Alex Savage pictured with the school council.

Alex Savage took on the role at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in Kirkley Cliff Road, in September, praising his pupils’ “energy and thirst for learning”.

Previously assistant headteacher at Notre Dame High School in Norwich, Mr Savage said his new role is “amazingly diverse”.

He said: “Just like our pupils, every day I have new skills to learn and challenges to solve.

“The children’s energy and thirst for learning is infectious and keeps me going until the end of each day.”

He added: “Starting a new job as the Headteacher of St Mary’s has been a truly amazing experience.

“Life in St Mary’s is all about celebrating where we are and discovering what’s over the

horizon. But then you’d expect that from a school that looks out over the sea.”

St Mary’s Primary School has recently managed to hit its target of 97 per cent attendance in the first half term and has introduced a new maths scheme called Maths Makes Sense, which uses objects to help children see how sums work. It also strengthened links with the local parish, celebrated Youth Sunday together and are also working with a group of schools in Suffolk and Kenya to enable pupils to learn about life and culture in different countries.

“We welcome visits from families who would like to apply for their child to join our community,” Mr Savage added.

The school also held an election day for the school council recently, which was overseen by polling officers from Waveney District Council.

The school recently enjoyed its traditional Christmas lunch, where people wore clothes and the money raised went to local charity TopCats.

Earlier this year the school, which has 205 pupils, was awarded third place in the Beat the Street walking event.

For more information about the school and to check the availability of places, contact the office on 01502 565384.

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