Falklands : Head-teacher Appointed at Falkland Islands Community School
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 08.06.2013 (Article Archived on 06.07.2013)
Martin Winward has been appointed as Headmaster at the Falkland Islands Community School.
Head-teacher Appointed at Falkland Islands
Martin Winward has been appointed
as Headmaster at the Falkland Islands Community School.
Mr Winward is currently Deputy
Headmaster at Bradon Forest School in Wiltshire, a school of nearly 1000
students. He started there in 2005 as
Assistant Headteacher in charge of Vocational Learning, Work-Related Learning
and Alternative Curriculum before progressing to Deputy Head Teacher in charge
of Pastoral Care, Community Cohesion and Curriculum Innovation for those
students deemed most vulnerable.
On his appointment, Mr Winward
I fully support staff at FICS in
their aim to provide a high standard of education for all students; ensuring
that each student reaches his or her potential academically, socially and
culturally within a disciplined environment of mutual respect, tolerance and
non-discrimination. I am keen as you are to ensure that the school continues to
instil high expectations and ambition in all; deliver outstanding and
innovative teaching and learning; extend the boundaries of learning; provide an
individualised provision that fully meets the needs of all students and
delivers outstanding pastoral support.
Tom Hill, Acting Director of
This was one of the most
successful recruitments undertaken by the Education Department for some time.
There was a very good field of well qualified, mainly UK based candidates and
strong competition during the interview stage.
We are very lucky indeed to have attracted a candidate of Martins
calibre and experience to the role of Head-teacher. Martin is a fully qualified
Head-teacher holding the National Professional Qualification for Head-teachers,
(NPQH,) which is the Gold Standard for UK Headship. He has been a Deputy Head
in a large UK state school for many years and has direct experience related to
many of the issues currently facing the community school. I am looking forward
to welcoming him to the islands when he arrives.
Mr Winward, accompanied by his
wife Natalie and their three children, will be arriving in the Islands in early