As you will know, Miss Beatson has been Acting Head of School since September in the absence of Mr Williams.
A recruitment process to find a permanent Head of School culminated yesterday, Monday 19 March, in Miss Beatson’s permanent appointment.
The recruitment was rigorous. Two governors were involved as well as me, the Head of Federation. Also involved was an advisor from the Diocese in order to provide an external viewpoint and the perspective of the Diocese, since St James’ is a Church of England school.
Miss Beatson has a great passion and enthusiasm for supporting all staff and pupils in school, and I know parents also respect her and value the great relationship she has built up with them.
She and I are looking forward to continuing to make sure St James’ CE Primary keeps getting better and better.
Well done to Miss Beatson!