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Headteacher's Welcome

As the newly-appointed Executive Headteacher of Salvatorian College, I am delighted to be leading the partnership between the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust and the Salvatorian College Academy Trust, and I take up my stewardship at an exciting time. This school has been renound historically for providing an excellent education for boys, and we were pleased to be rated a Good school in all cetegories by Ofsted in Febraury 2017. To build on this tradition, over £25m is being invested in a brand new school building with exceptional facilities, fit for the twenty-first century, whilst providing room to expand our intake. Year 7 pupils joining us in September 2018 (those who are currently in Year 6) will be the first to benefit from what will be the most modern, well-equiped Catholic school in London; whilst we wait, our Key Stage 3 students are housed in buildings adapted to provide a first class learning environment adjacent to Priestmead Primary School.

The Governors and I are determined to ensure that all pupils have the opportunities they need to achieve and excel within a disciplined learning environment. The care, guidance, and encouragement offered at Salvatorian College by our committed, outstanding teachers engenders an ethos that will allow your son to develop his talents and bring him fulfilment and happiness. We stretch our most able and support those with special educational needs. We believe passionately in the importance of recognising every pupil as a unique individual, with their own gifts and talents, who can make a contribution and positive difference to our thriving school community, and to the wider world.

Salvatorian College has a clear code of conduct; pupils are well-mannered, respectful and polite. Impressive progress is made by pupils at all Key Stages. We offer a clear progression pathway at the end of KS4 to our sister college, St Dominic's in Harrow (Sunday Times Sixth Form College of the Year 2017), and to other leading providers, and we are reviving a tradition of boys being awarded fully-funded Sixth Form Scholarhips to Harrow School.

The distinctive nature of our school is based on strong foundations and a clear vision. The established traditions of the Catholic Church and the Salvatorian Mission - to proclaim the loving kindness of the Saviour - underpin our values. We encourage our boys, through the witness of their lives, to respect human dignity and to be ready to serve others. We are proud that the most recent Diocesan inspection said, 'Prayer and worship are central to the daily life of the college community' and 'Students very actively engage with the common good'.

We have a strong pastoral system as well as a full programme of enrichment activities. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular provision including music, sport, drama, debating club and travel experiences. Our facilities include: state of the art science laboratories, a drama studio, a modern sports hall and fitness centre, music technology and well-resourced Information Technology suites for student use. We are adapting to the changing demands of education to ensure our students are prepared for more rigorous examinations by building a culture of study and independntly motivated learning. We incorporate new practices, such as e-learning, in every classroom.

You are cordially invited to visit the school on one of our regular tours to see for yourself our unique brand of education.

Martin Tissot, MA, MBA, NPQH

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