school appoints new permanent headteacher
St Andrew's Junior School has this week appointed Mrs Ali Pook as
its permanent headteacher.
Governing Body received applications from a strong and experienced
field of candidates, and selection took place over a demanding two-day
Phil Reddish, Chair of Governors, said: "The governors were
looking for a Headteacher to build on the school's many strengths
and bring innovative ideas for the future."
Mrs Pook we believe we have found such a leader. Prior to working
at St Andrew's Mrs Pook worked in inner-city London schools, as
well as working as a teacher trainer in Nepal."
a 16 year period at St Andrew's she has worked as an Advanced Skills
Teacher, Assistant Head, Deputy Head, SENCo and safeguarding lead,
and since September has been the acting Head Teacher."
Commenting on her appointment, Mrs Pook said: "I am delighted
to have been appointed as the substantive Headteacher as I am keen
to continue to work closely with pupils, parents, staff and governors
and the wider school community to ensure continuing school improvement
in a fast changing educational environment."