As we come to the end of a busy and long half term, may we take this opportunity to update you on the current situation with regard to our leadership team at Northfield Road. As you are aware Mr Regan has not been in school since the start of this term due to his ongoing health issues. As a result, he has handed in his resignation and as such, will not be returning to school. We would like to wish him well for the future.
I wrote to you all in the summer term to share with you the news that I myself would be leaving at Christmas to start my new post as Head teacher at another Dudley primary school. With this in mind and Mr Regan’s absence due to illness, the local authority have been fully supportive and have arranged for an Executive Head teacher to support myself and the school in this transitional period.
The Executive Head is Mrs Karen Brass, who is the Head teacher at Milking Bank Primary and has been working alongside myself and the rest of the staff. Mrs Brass has met with all the children and has made herself known to them and from next week you will have the opportunity to meet her on the days she is in school. She will be outside on the gate with myself so please feel free to say hello and make her feel welcome as we all have.
Mrs Brass is really motivated and committed and brings a wealth of experience to the school. As part of the partnership with Mrs Brass, she is going to develop and implement relationships with other professionals to support and take the school forward.
Mrs Brass, myself and the Local Authority, will be working together to ensure the school will have a strong leadership and management team in place from January 2019.
As you are aware, OFSTED were in school on Tuesday 18th September and Wednesday 19th September. As is the normal practice, the judgement is only announced when the report is issued. We are currently awaiting the report from OFSTED. Parents/carers will be advised as soon as it is possible.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for your continued support and patience. Rest assured your children are and always will be at the heart of everything we do at Northfield Road.