King Alfred School appoints new Principal Nathan Jenkins
King Alfred School has announced the appointment of its first principal
Jenkins, pictured above right, will join the school in September
at the start of the autumn term, taking over from outgoing head
teacher Denise Hurr.
is currently the Principal of a 3-16 community school in South Wales
and is married with two boys, aged 11 and 14. He is also a qualified
has been appointed following a series of interviews and impressing
the students with his authority and personality.
Coles, Executive Principal at the Priory Learning Trust, pictured
above left, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are delighted
at this appointment. Nathan has an excellent track record of school
improvement and is ambitious to make this school one of the best
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Im delighted at being appointed
to the post at King Alfred School and am really looking forward
children and staff I have met so far have been delightful and displayed
a real passion and pride in their school."
their support and that of The Priory Learning Trust I am confident
we can continue to build on the improvements that have already started
at King Alfred School and together we will build the high performing
school that the community deserves."
will begin on a one-year fixed contract in the first instance, after
the appointment by the Interim Executive Board, Somerset Local Authority
and The Priory Learning Trust.
appointment was announced at a Year 6s evening on Thursday evening
(May 10th) and via a letter to parents and students.
will be joining the school as Principal from September 1st, 2018.
that the current head teacher, Denise Hurr, is stepping down from
her role on 31st August 2018.
Alfred School is working closely with The Priory Learning Trust
to improve and was recently praised for its progress following a
new OFSTED inspection monitoring visit, as we reported
Priory Learning Trust leads the nearby Priory Community School Academy
and Worle Community School Academy, and has a good track record
in school improvement.
Alfred School received a positive Ofsted after 8 months of being
assisted by The Priory Learning Trust, and also recently secured
£1.2 million of government funding towards upgrades of the
school site. The school also says it is on course for strong GCSE
results this year.
Top - Neville Coles, Executive Principal at the Priory Learning
Trust, with Nathan Jenkins, the new Principal at Highbridge's King