In September 2014 the Governors appointed Miss Jane Barker as our Acting Headteacher on a one year secondment. The secondment option was felt to be necessary in order to obtain the best possible response from candidates. This proved to be the case and we were fortunate in receiving some excellent applications from which Governors selected Miss Barker.
However, as a result of this temporary arrangement the recruitment process for a permanent Headteacher has been necessary, and this commenced in February 2015 culminating in interviews being held on 25th March.
I am delighted to inform you that following a very demanding interview process the Governors have appointed Miss Barker into the permanent position of Headteacher at Gomersal St. Mary’s CE Primary School.
During the two terms that Miss Barker as been our Acting Headteacher she has shown a tremendous commitment and energy towards achieving the high standards that we want for our pupils, and a considerable talent for building a strong team around her to support this. Under her continued leadership the Governors are confident that the excellent progress already made will continue.
Justin Waters, Chair of Governors