Headteacher’s Welcome


Mrs Maria Gowans

Dear Parents/Carers,

First of all, let me extend a warm welcome to you and your child. I hope that your time at Broughton Primary School will be both happy and rewarding for all your family.

When Broughton Public School opened in 1896, the motto chosen for it was Sic Itur Ad Astra (rough translation: Reach for the Stars!). I think the School Board in those far off days chose that motto wisely. They may not have dreamt of emails and websites, but they were certainly forward thinking enough to realise how appropriate it would continue to be in the twenty-first century. It very neatly encapsulates our philosophy, which is to encourage in all our pupils the belief that they can achieve anything in life as long as they put their minds to it.

I am a firm believer in the importance of the partnership between school and home and the role it plays ensuring a high quality education for all pupils. Therefore I hope that we can work with our families within a climate of trust and mutual respect to ensure the highest possible learning experience for our pupils.

All parents, whether current or prospective, are very welcome to visit the school. Just phone or email if you would like to do this in order to make an appointment. If you have any questions, or would like any further information on the education of your child, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Maria Gowans
Head Teacher