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New Head at HCJS

by Haddenham Webteam – 11th February 2016
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Sue Lewin has recently announced that she will be leaving Haddenham Community Junior School at the end of this academic year, after more than 14 years at the school.

In recent years she has steered the school through challenging changes in Ofsted inspection criteria and HCJS now enjoys a well-deserved 'Good' status – see here.

Sue is looking to take a sabbatical, secure in the knowledge that the school is offering its pupils a very good foundation for their secondary level education and their future lives as happy, confident and capable adults.

David Palmer, Chair of Governors, had this to say:

"As Governors we are enormously grateful to Sue for the commitment and passion she has given to the children, the staff and the wider school community. She will be leaving the school in a much stronger position than when she started, ready to face the challenges the future will bring.

During her time at Haddenham Community Junior School (HCJS) Mrs Lewin has masterminded the introduction of the Growth Mindset, complementing her work on the development of independent learning in your children. At a time of reducing budgets in real terms, she has maintained and developed a broad curriculum enabling the children to leave HCJS ready for secondary school and with a love of learning. In addition she has overseen significant change and improvement in the inside and outside learning environment, with the new ICT Suite, MUGA, playground equipment, displays and enhancements to the library."

New Head Appointed

The recruitment process to find Sue's successor has been ongoing in recent weeks, and David Palmer has now released the following statement:

"I am delighted to tell you that the Headteacher recruitment process has been successful and that the Governors have appointed Mr Andrew Leach as Headteacher at Haddenham Community Junior School with effect from 1st September 2016.

Mr Leach is currently Headteacher at Brill Church of England School. He will bring a wealth of experience to HCJS, continuing the journey towards being recognised as an outstanding school.

He and our other candidate both commented on how welcoming and engaging your children were during their time at school for the interview process, as always being great ambassadors for the school, so please thank them for their input and support.

I am sure you will join me in welcoming Mr Leach to the school at the start of the next academic year.

If you have any questions about the appointment, please let me know by Email to: david.palmer@infognosis.co.uk."

Dr David Palmer
Chairman of Governors

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