I am writing to inform you of some exciting news for our school and team.
From September 2019, until Easter 2020, we are really looking forward to working in close partnership with Holmer Lake Primary school.
I will become the Executive Headteacher of both schools and will work very closely with the Governors and staff teams in both settings. I must stress that I am not leaving Newdale and can assure you that the provision here will only be enhanced by cross partnership working.
This partnership will lead to some other temporary changes at Newdale. Mrs Bishton will spend more of her time over at Holmer Lake and is excited at the prospect of working as the Head of school there. Miss Gears will also spend more of her time at Holmer Lake and hence will not be a class teacher at Newdale from September. Like myself, they will both be working across the two schools, continuing to carry out some of their existing responsibilities.
We all remain committed to Newdale and will continue to drive very high expectations across both sites. There will be many opportunities for the staff teams to work together and share their good practice.
We are fortunate to have a highly skilled and experienced Leadership Team at Newdale; they will ensure that the ‘outstanding’ offer is fully maintained during this period.
We see this as an exciting opportunity for both schools and are highly confident that there will be a smooth transition in changes of leadership.