Welcome from the Executive Headteacher
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
The story of Didcot Girls’ School’s success is neatly summed up by Aristotle. Our purpose is simple: to provide the very best educational experience for all of our young people. We achieve this through a shared mindset which is ‘committed to excellence’ in all that we do. Excellent leadership and teamwork at all levels of the school ensure that our strategy for ongoing development is strong and that the attention to detail which supports high standards is consistently applied.
Didcot Girls’ School is thriving. Since being rated as outstanding by Ofsted in December 2015, the restlessness which characterises many excellent schools ensures that we continue to move from strength to strength. GCSE results in 2019 were phenomenal and place us in the top 3% of schools in the country for progress and attainment. Results and destinations for students in 2020 and 2021 have continued to be exceptional throughout the pandemic. The year ahead promises further innovation as Miss Littler and her team focus on further refining the KS3 curriculum, embedding our digital strategy and developing our provision to support students’ wellbeing. The ‘Revision Revolution’ is an ongoing priority and provides our students with additional skills and resources to revise independently as we prepare them for GCSEs next summer.
My role as Executive Headteacher is to work closely with the Headteachers of the Trust Schools, Sutton Courtenay CofE Primary School, St Birinus School and Didcot Girls' School, to ensure high standards for all children and young people across Ridgeway Education Trust. By working in close collaboration we ensure that all our students benefit from the best that each school has to offer. I also work closely with Mr Cross, Director of Didcot Sixth Form, supporting the exceptional work that he is leading post-16.
I am passionate about all of the Trust schools and extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work so closely with such inspirational children and young people, wonderful staff and talented leaders. I look forward to an exciting year ahead!