Head teacher update Sept 2015


Dear Parents,


In early July we informed you that because of the difficulties in recruiting a new Head Teacher, we would be looking to employ an Acting Head to be in post from the start of the 2015-16 Spring Term (January 2016) following Mrs Evans retirement.

I am now delighted to report that, after much reflection, Mrs Evans has offered to postpone her retirement until the end of the 2015-16 academic year (August 2016).This thoughtful and generous offer was formally accepted by Governors at an Extraordinary Governors meeting held on the 27th July.

As we highlighted in July, the Governments’ recent announcements that they would like all schools to become Academies, whether on their own or as part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has, we believe, made Head recruitment more difficult, particularly for small schools. By postponing her retirement by two full terms, Mrs Evans has provided us with more of her valuable time but also more time to recruit a worthy successor.

We will keep you updated.


Julian Rand, Chair of Governors.