Mr W Smith

Headteacher

The Charles Dickens School

Mr W Smith is the Headteacher at The Charles Dickens School.

Mr Smith joined CDS in June 2019. Previously Mr Smith was Principal of The Folkestone Academy, the largest school in Kent, leading the school to an Ofsted ‘good’ rating in October 2015. Immediately prior to taking up this position, Mr Smith was KCC’s Principal School Improvement Advisor for North and West Kent.

“I am committed to improving the life chances of our pupils, promoting positive attitudes to learning and building confidence and resilience. It is vitally important that pupils enjoy being part of our community and embrace the wonderful opportunities they receive here, leading to excellent qualifications and exciting career pathways. My job, and that of all staff is to ensure all pupils expect, believe and achieve.”