Released On 5th Mar 2021

Letter from Chair of the Local Governing Body at Stanchester Academy

5 March 2021

Dear Parent

I am writing to you as Chair of the Local Governing Body at Stanchester Academy.  You will be aware that we have been seeking to appoint a new Headteacher to lead the Academy through the next phase of its development.

I am delighted to be able to advise you that yesterday, following a rigorous national search and recruitment process to find the next Headteacher, the Board of the Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust agreed unanimously to appoint Ellie Forward to this position.

Ellie is currently Deputy Headteacher at the Academy and has a very strong track record and career history in improving schools and life chances for children.  We are really excited about her appointment.

Tamsin Grainger, who is Director of Education for the Trust, will remain as Acting Headteacher for a few more weeks as we plan transition arrangements and welcome students back to school next week.  We will contact you in coming weeks setting out how you can meet Ellie and begin the process of getting to know her better.

Yours faithfully

Mike Robbins OBE