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Secondary – Meet our headteacher

Welcome to DSLV, a school that plays a fundamental role in the heart of its immediate community. As Head of School, I am committed to the continued success of the school and will ensure all students receive the first-class education they deserve.

With the dedicated team of staff at DSLV it is our aim to build a flagship school within Daventry (and beyond) that will prepare our young people for the ever-changing world around us and create citizens that demonstrate the following qualities in all that they do; excellence, courage, tenacity and kindness.

Everybody deserves the same opportunity for success and as a school it is our role to provide this platform. At DSLV we have high expectations for our staff and students, I expect all students to be respectful towards all staff and their peers, allowing outstanding learning to take place. Our staff demand the highest academic and personal standards from our students, from the moment they enter the academy in the morning; ensuring they are punctual, smartly dressed, polite and hard-working learners. From these foundations, the school is calm, safe and purposeful, with staff that believe in every student and a community that challenges every student to aspire for academic excellence.

It is my commitment to get everyday routines and habits consistent and ensure high quality teaching and learning. Through our knowledge rich curriculum, we ensure teachers provide support and challenge to all our learners, enabling them to learn the curriculum at a pace that meets their needs.

Alongside our achievement culture, at the heart of school life at DSLV, is our responsibility to the physical safety and mental well-being of all our community. Our wider curriculum aims to find hidden talents and provide our students with opportunities beyond the classroom.

I look forward to working in partnership with you and I am committed to the long-term success of the school. Effective communication between you and the school is crucial in ensuring our young people have the best possible education and I am keen to harness the views and energy of all our parents/carers.

We are beginning a new journey into a new era for the school and I can assure you that every member of staff wants the best for our students. DSLV really is a great place to teach and learn.

Sarah Hadlow


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