Message from the Head

Welcome!  It is a true pleasure and a privilege to be the Headteacher at Damers First School.

At Damers children are at the heart of everything we do and our school is a vibrant place in which to learn, work and play. As an inclusive school we are passionate about meeting all children’s needs, both emotionally and academically and as a whole school community we provide an engaging and imaginative curriculum that opens windows into an inviting world, rich in relevance and opportunity. Our aim is for children to thrive in a learning environment that is designed to engage and excite and as continuous learners ourselves we are constantly striving to improve this even further. Our focus on developing a lifelong love of learning is strongly underpinned by rigorous attention to the development of essential basic skills.

At Damers we recognise the importance of Parent Partnership and as a mother of three children myself I understand the power that this partnership can have. Your views really are important to us and it is by working together that we can ensure that our children truly ‘blossom’.

Damers is such a special place and I feel incredibly privileged to lead such a dedicated group of staff. We are a strong and happy team, working together to provide the very best for our children.

I hope that your visit to our website gives you a flavour of what life is like at Damers but if you haven’t already, do please come and visit so that you can experience the very special atmosphere for yourselves.

If you would like to speak to me about anything relating to school, or your child, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office. Alternatively catch me most mornings at the school gate.


Catherine Smith