I am pleased to be able to provide you all with a final update on the headteacher position.
The school governing body met last Thursday night and decided unanimously to appoint Sarah Bishop to the role on a permanent basis.
We considered a number of important factors in making our decision. These included Mrs Bishop’s performance since taking on the role temporarily, the views of staff and her performance during a recent day of activites designed to measure performance against the National Standards for headteachers. Mrs Bishop has a clear vision for the school and the governors are confident that she is the right person to take the school forward.
We are aware that this has been a period of uncertainty for all involved with Parkland, but we hope you will agree that we took the right decision in not appointing anyone earlier when we felt that none of the candidates who applied were suitable for Parkland.
I am sure that you will join us in congratulating Mrs Bishop on her appointment and offer her your full support as she leads the school forward.
Chair of Governors