Following a decision earlier in the year to recruit for a new Teaching Schools Manager, Martin Brook, Principal at Holyrood Academy, agreed to second his Assistant Principal, Sarah Parsons for a year, in the first instance, to undertake the role.
Dr Richard Steward, Headteacher, The Woodroffe School, said, “Sarah will join us from 01 September 2015. She is exactly the person we need to get things going. She already has a good understanding of how Teaching Schools work, she is efficient and highly capable, and, above all, as Holyrood are a partner school of the alliance, she is known to us already as a valued colleague.
Sarah will take up her role working in both The Woodroffe School and Holyrood Academy. Initially, she will be seconded for three days a week but, once Redstart Primary is designated as a Primary Teaching School, she will move up to four days and work across both alliances.
There is a huge amount of work to be done in simply running the alliance but there are also key developments that will need managing, including the link to Redstart Primary’s new Teaching School, the role of the North Dorset ‘satellite’, School to School support and the expansion of the School Direct Programme. Exciting times!”