St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy



Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be writing my first letter as the new Head Teacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Leicester.

Throughout my career, I have been involved in education and thoroughly enjoyed my previous range of experience as a teacher, senior leader, specialised leader of education and as an Assistant Head teacher.

Since my appointment in January this year I have had the opportunity to work closely with Mrs Andrea Leslie and The St Thomas Aquinas Trust to ensure a smooth transition of Headship. Staff, children and governors have clearly worked very hard to make St Joseph’s the great school it is today and I feel very fortunate to be the new Head Teacher of a school with such a good reputation in the local community.


My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure that the children who attend St Joseph’s continue to be safe, happy and achieve well. To this end I will be working hard to make sure that the school continues to grow and flourish, building on the good foundations already in place.


As a parent of three children, I know how important it is to work in partnership with parents and carers in order to make school a positive and rewarding experience. I am aware that many of you have long associations with the school and I am hoping that we can work together to ensure its continued success.


In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and/or wellbeing at school. I look forward to meeting you all.


I can be contacted by email at


With best wishes,



Mrs Clair Dedman

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