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Our current leadership team

May I take this opportunity to welcome you back and wish you all a very Happy New Year. Our children have settled very well into the new term and it was lovely to be greeted by such happy, enthusiastic children ready and eager to learn.


We endeavour to communicate with you more effectively as parents and carers to ensure you are fully informed of any changes and developments within school. We would, therefore, like to update you regarding our current leadership team as from January 2019.


To ensure continuity and strength in leadership at Northfield Road I am pleased to announce that following a recent Governing Body (IEB) meeting at the end of last term, for this academic year, Mrs Bennett will take up the role of Head Teacher, Mrs Bushell will step up to the Deputy Head Teacher role and Miss Docherty will take on Assistant Head Teacher. In my capacity as Executive Head Teacher I will continue to work closely with Governors and the Local Authority to lead and support the team on our school improvement journey.


As you aware Northfield Road will become a sponsored academy. The Regional Schools Commissioner's Headteacher Board is currently considering potential sponsors for Northfield Road. They will make a decision in the near future. Once a sponsoring trust has been appointed a meeting will be arranged for parents and members of the local community to meet the sponsoring trust and ask any questions.


Please note the date and times of our next Parent Forum Meetings which will be held on Tuesday 15th January at 9.30am and 5.30pm. These meetings will enable you as Parents and Carers the opportunity to have a ‘voice’ and contribute to school improvement.


It would be really helpful if you could email any questions or comments, positive or otherwise, that you would like us to respond to during the meeting on Tuesday 15th January.


Many thanks for your continued support.