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Message from Katie Dixon, Headteacher:

I am extremely proud to be appointed as the new Headteacher of Birches Head Academy.  I will continue to work alongside Consultant Headteacher Roisin Maguire, currently the Head at St. Joseph's College, who took over in September.

The school is rapidly improving and as former Deputy Head I have the passion and enthusiasm to continue the pace in which the school is moving.  I want to continue what we have started. We are predicted to see a 100% increase in academic achievement in this summer's GCSE results and we want that to be just the start of our journey to becoming a good then an outstanding school.

Both myself and Ms Maguire have passion for the school, care and concern for the students and vision for the future and have every confidence that we are going to continue to move forward positively and quickly.




It is not just about enabling our students to gain outstanding GCSE grades but by giving  them the experience and opportunities to become positive forward looking members of society eager to make their own contribution.  

 The school has always had an outstanding reputation for personal development and strong sports leadership and we want to build on those strengths and extend opportunity across every area. We want to reach out to the local community, restore confidence in the school and make a real difference to the local community. It's a hugely exciting opportunity for everyone at Birches Head.