SCHOOL’s new leader

Burrowmoor primary school G/V ANL-150206-083227009
Burrowmoor primary school G/V ANL-150206-083227009
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Principal takes over primary after inspectors identify weak spots

Neale Wade Principal Jason Wing has taken over Burrowmoor Primary School as executive head following the no-notice inspection in March.

Previous headteacher Anna Traer-Goffe left a month ago to “pursue other opportunities”.

The school is part of Active Learning Trust, which would not reveal the results of the Ofsted inspection and what the weaknesses are.

Carrie Henderson, previously the deputy headteacher, has taken over the headship.

Chief executive of the trust Gary Peile said work is being undertaken to make improvements pupils deserve.

He said: “The work to improve Burrowmoor has already started, and rapid improvement is what we as a Trust and school will ensure.

“Carrie Henderson, previously deputy headteacher at Burrowmoor, will be head of school, and Jason Wing will add his experience as executive headteacher, working with the staff and governors to make the rapid improvements all pupils at the school deserve.

“We have already carried out independent reviews across the school, to ensure that everything from staffing to curriculum are targeted for improvement.

“A focused team, led by Jason, will work directly with the school’s senior leadership team, bringing years of experience, the latest curriculum knowledge, and understanding and face-to-face support from experienced headteachers from across the trust.

“This will ensure that the children at Burrowmoor Primary School will have an outstanding experience.

“By working in partnership with parents, carers, and the local community – as well as professionals across the region – we will ensure that the improved Burrowmoor builds on the ‘green shoots’ of progress that have already appeared within the school.”

n Another March school – Maple Grove Infant School – is being amalgamated with neighbouring Westwood Junior School in September after being placed in special measures by Ofsted inspectors late last year.