The newly arrived headteacher at Sir John Nelthorpe School in Brigg is settling into his new role and is excited about the school’s future.
Robert Biglands took up the post in September having previously been at Healing School Science Academy
And the new head knows he has taken over a school with a long and distinguished history, but also one that in more recent times has had much to celebrate:
“I want to continue the good work being done,” he said. “We were the highest achieving school in North Lincolnshire in GCSE this summer and strong in our A level results with the joint sixth form as well.
“I want to drive up standards further and develop this school as the school of choice for the community.”
Mr Biglands is also delighted to be at a school that is local authority governed:
“We fly the flag for North Lincolnshire and we aim to have a family ethos where sound discipline sits alongside excellent care,” he added.
“We have 350 years of excellence in the past to drive us forward.”
He sees an important place for sport, music and the arts in the school and how these offer great opportunities for pupils to prosper.
And he is also a firm believer in high standards of school uniform:
“I expect smart dress and see uniform as an indicator of what a school stands for. To look smart is incredibly important.”
So, a new era at the school has begun and the school looks set to prosper under its new head.
However, Mr Biglands also values the role of the Briggensians Association for former students:
“I am looking forward to events such as the annual dinner in the spring. There is a real heritage here; former students are very passionate about the school and they are scattered across the world.”
Mr Biglands was educated at King Edward School in Louth.
He then obtained a science degree at Loughborough University.
He is married to Joanne and they have two young children, Kara (7) and Sam (8).