…is Miss Karen Hague!
As you will know, Miss Hague has been Head of School since January, having taken over from Mr Payling.
A recruitment process to find a permanent Head of School culminated yesterday, Thursday 19 October, in Miss Hague’s appointment.
The recruitment was rigorous. Three governors were involved as well as me, the Head of Federation. Also involved was a headteacher from another Leeds school in order to provide an external viewpoint. The selection process involved four different activities relating to teaching and learning and school leadership. The final decision was tough because all the candidates were strong.
Thank you to all the people who applied, particularly those who were shortlisted to attend the recruitment day. Particular thanks – and well done – to Miss Hague herself.
Miss Hague has the deepest respect from all staff and pupils in school, and I know parents also respect and support her.
She and I are looking forward to continuing to make sure Scholes (Elmet) Primary keeps getting better and better.