Dear Parents and Carers,
Appointment of a new Head Teacher from September 2022
I hope you all had a good Easter break with your children and managed to get out and about and enjoy the spring weather.
Mrs Horniman, as you know, is retiring at the end of this academic year, after 28 years at the school in various roles. We have advertised for a new head teacher and I am pleased that we have had a very good response with seven people showing an interest, which the Governors then shortlisted down to four for a two-day interview and selection process during the first week of April. The candidates we interviewed were all very good and the Governors unanimously agreed to appoint Mrs Sarah Wilson. Mrs Wilson is currently the Deputy Head of Kings Stanley C of E Primary School, near Stroud.
Mrs Wilson, impressed us with her leadership abilities and her wide range of teaching experience, having taught in every class from reception up to year six. She has an excellent knowledge of the curriculum and in her current role, leads curriculum development ensuring that all children in school are able to achieve their best results and outcomes. Kings Stanley School, like Tibberton, is a village school, rated good by OFSTED, has great links with the local community, church and other nearby schools. Mrs Wilson has led strategies and initiatives across other local schools with subject leaders, successfully sharing best practice and expertise.
Commenting on her appointment, Mrs Wilson said that she is absolutely thrilled to be joining such a caring, supportive and nurturing community school, and is looking forward to meeting everyone and working with the dedicated teaching team, building relationships with all the children, parents, carers and the wider community.
Mrs Wilson and Mrs Horniman will be working together on an induction and handover through the summer term. With Mrs Wilson being a regular visitor to Tibberton, as from 5th of September when she will assume her new role, she will hopefully be well known in school by all the staff and children.
We will also be letting you know over the coming weeks how we plan to give Mrs Horniman a good send off and thank her for all she has done for the school and children, many of whom are now parents of children in the school themselves. We will make sure we all have some opportunities to thank Mrs Horniman for all she has done, and to wish her all the very best in her well-deserved retirement.
Chair of Governors