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Greetings from our newly appointed Executive Headteacher

Ed Newton – About me

Hello! It is a real pleasure to introduce myself to you, the parents and carers of Bilton Community Federation.

I am thrilled to have been selected for this role and for the opportunity it presents for all of us to move forward together as 3 schools striving for the same thing… the very best for the children in our care, by uniting in building an ambitious learning community.

It was a lovely experience getting to know the schools and some of the children, staff and parents during the interview process and whilst this is only a tiny glimpse of the wider Bilton community, it showed me a group of people passionate about the education of their children.

So, I know a bit about you, but you know very little about me… I am a 47-year-old teacher of 15 years, with a partner, Laura, 4 children and 2 dogs, so I like to keep busy! We live on the outskirts of Rugby and lead an active life of sports, walking, being with friends and then collapsing in front of a good film or book.

I have taught and led in a variety of school settings from small village schools to large town primaries and international schools. This mixture of experience coupled with 10 years working in a sales and marketing environment prior to becoming a teacher, gives me an in depth understanding of both education and the wider world and how the two need to work together.

If I were to summarise my approach to teaching, leadership and education as a whole it would be… Children first and at the heart of all I do, underpinned by a drive to develop an education system that genuinely cares for and sets children up for success in our rapidly developing world.

As Bethan says, I hope to get the chance to get into the 3 schools in the coming months and get to know everyone, to allow me to hit the ground running in January.

I look forward to getting to know you all over the coming months and years.


Ed Newton