I am very pleased to inform you that on 11th June the Governors have confirmed the appointment of a new Headteacher on a one year secondment to replace Mrs Scott who will be leaving at the end of the current academic year.
You may recall that when I wrote to you in March to inform you that the recruitment process had commenced to find a new Headteacher we had intended to recruit a permanent replacement for Mrs Scott. However, the response to our advertisement was disappointing and therefore the selection panel agreed to re-advertise the post offering a one year secondment opportunity.
The response to this was extremely good and from a field of well qualified and experienced applicants we have now appointed Jane Barker as our new Headteacher on a one year secondment. Jane is currently the Deputy Headteacher at Windmill CE Primary School in Batley and we believe will be a great asset to our school. She will be spending time in school between now and the end of the summer term and will then commence her full time duties at the start of the new academic year in September. As this is a one year secondment we will recommence the recruitment process to appoint a permanent Headteacher in the first part of the 2014/15 spring term (January/February).
I have previously stated that the school has been fortunate in having a Headteacher of the quality of Mrs Scott and I am confident that we have now appointed the best possible replacement who will continue the significant and sustained progress which the school has made over a number of years for the benefit of all pupils.
Mr Justin Waters, Chair of Governors