My name is Ed Carlyle and I am delighted to be the Executive Headteacher of Titchmarsh CE Primary School. I warmly welcome you to our school website, which I hope will give you just a flavour of some of the amazing things we do at this wonderful school.
Our motto is Inspiring confidence…Nurturing Values…Living Achievement. We strive for success and enrichment at Titchmarsh and we always want the children to do and be the very best they can in the time they are with us, laying the foundations for future learning and growing.
This is a great school. I think so, the parents think so and, most importantly, the children agree. We are all passionate about our school and the very best way to experience what Titchmarsh has to offer is to visit us. I would like to personally invite you to come and see for yourselves - please contact the School to make an appointment or keep an eye out for the forthcoming Open Weeks and Meet The Headteacher events.
In the meantime I hope that our website will give you an insight into life at Titchmarsh CE Primary School.
Mr Ed Carlyle
Mr Titchmarsh, former presenter of TV shows Gardeners’ World and Ground Force, made a special appearance at Titchmarsh Primary School yesterday (Tuesday) after its transition to two-tier education.
The school has taken on pupils from Year 5 and 6 after the move, with two extra classrooms, new play equipment and a redesigned playground.
Mr Titchmarsh was delighted to receive a hero’s welcome from the schoolchildren. He said: “I loved my time at infant school and that was where I got into gardening. “I am delighted to come here and cut the ribbon on these beautiful stone buildings, it’s an honour to be here again.
“I’ve still got my £1 share in the village shop and I love coming here.
“The children have been fantastic and the whole village is always so welcoming.”
Mr Titchmarsh took time to raise an eco flag, bury a time capsule and pose for photos with people at the school.
He was presented with a plaque and treated to a musical rendition of the Ground Force theme tune by pupils.
Headteacher Josie Milton said it was ‘lovely’ of Mr Titchmarsh to come along for the opening.
She said: “He was brilliant last time he came and it’s lovely of him to come along again.
“One of our governers contacted his people and he was more than happy to pop in and see us.
“He has a strong link with the school.
“We like to say he’s named after the school but he’d probably say the school is named after him!
“The transition from three-tier to two-tier has gone really well so far.
“These new buildings will help us progress and offer more to the children.”