Welcome from our Headteacher

Steve Stafford | Headteacher

I am delighted to be the Headteacher of Co-op Academy Smithies Moor. Joining this academy in January 2019, I’m excited to continue on our journey to excellence.

An academy serves the community around it. The best possible education for each and every child starts with positive relationships with parents, carers and the local community. You’ll find me at the school gate each morning and my office door is always open – please do come and say hello!

We provide learning experiences that children will remember for the rest of their lives. Educational visits, theme days, inspiring visitors and engaging hooks in lessons. Every child has access to a holistic, engaging curriculum, grounded in British Values taught by highly skilled staff.

We also value the need for all of our children to leave our academy ready for the next stage of their education, with high aspirations for their future. That’s why we place great value on reading, writing and maths skills and we work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that these are of a high standard across the curriculum.

Make sure to arrange a tour of Smithies Moor, we’d love to show you around our wonderful academy.