New head has big plans for city school
A SPECIAL school looks set for big changes as it welcomes a new head teacher.
Brett Storry has joined Mount Tamar School, Higher St Budeaux, and has grand plans for the school which caters for children aged five to 16 with mainly social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Mr Storry said: "What I'm keen to do is get all the help in the area that we can.
"I have got meetings with the local MPs to find out what support we can get. One of the priorities is trying to get a new building.
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"The school building is old and not suitable, ideally we would want a new extension or to move to another area."
Mr Storry, who has five years experience as a head teacher at in independent school in Cheltenham, also working with children with special educational needs, is keen to get as much help as possible to help the school improve.
He said: "I'm getting to know Mount Tamar and getting to know a lot of the pupils and parents - I've met great parents and kids. I'm also getting to know how Plymouth works.
"The children here have different needs and complex needs, so it's important for them to be in a nice environment.
"There are lots of changes I can make but the most important thing is that the staff are brilliant and they have welcomed me and are happy to make changes.
Mount Tamar achieved an Ofsted report of 'good' when it was inspected in March this year. In particular, Mr Storry is keen to focus on is an individual approach to pupils learning.
"One of the things I would like to do with the students would be to help them find a career they want to do and work with them achieve that, taking a much more individual approach.
"We will help the kids with whatever they need to get into that career, and help with things like work experience. I hope this will help us provide a mixed curriculum, and a specialised curriculum focusing on the student's needs."