A CHESTER primary school is celebrating the arrival of a new headteacher.
Mike Dixon, 39, who has taken up the post at Acresfield Primary School, Acres Lane, Upton, is keen to put his own stamp on things by initiating a number of changes.
As well as cosmetic improvements such as painting, decorating and new carpets, Mr Dixon has reinstated the school council and plans to extend and improve the school.
He said: “I want the children to be at the heart of the school and the newly-reformed school council, who met for the first time last week, are keen to make a difference.
“They have already appointed a chair, secretary and treasurer and they have requested a 15-minute weekly slot to talk to their peers about what they want them to do.
“We have modernised and updated the school environment including new carpets, decorating and tackled essential maintenance – but more importantly, one of the key things we have looked at is the key issue of communication and working closely with parents and governors.”
Before taking up his current post, Mike spent three years as deputy head at Dee Point Primary School in Blacon.
Originally from London, the father-of-two lives in Handbridge with wife Sue and five-year-old twins Megan and Charlie. He is a keen Watford supporter and fan of 80s music.