The School: Message from the Headteacher

Updated: Wed 12 Jul 2017   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


It is with great pleasure that I write to you to announce the appointment of Amanda Woodfin as the new Headteacher of The Bulmershe School, from September 2017.

Mrs Woodfin, is, of course, well known to students, parents and staff at Bulmershe, having served as Deputy Head at the School for the last seven years. She has been integral to the process of the School improvement during that time, and following an extensive search and selection process, has demonstrated that she is the right person to lead the School on the next stage of its development.

The recruitment process has been a rigorous one. Specialist recruitment consultants were employed to actively search for suitably qualified candidates, and to assist with the structure and design of the candidate assessment process. A strong field of external candidates applied for the post, all of whom were either existing Headteachers or Deputy Heads. Candidates were put through a demanding two-day selection process, which involved the valuable input of students and staff from across the School. In reaching their decision, the selection panel sought outside advice both from the external recruitment consultants and from the local authority. The view of the panel was unanimous, and as Governors we look forward to seeing the School moving from strength to strength under Mrs Woodfin's leadership.

Mrs Woodfin had already agreed to serve as Acting Head for the Autumn Term 2017, and so arrangements are already in place for the roles of Deputy and Assistant Heads during that period. Governors will be working with the new Head to consider what additions may be needed to the School senior leadership team in the longer term.

Yours faithfully

Peter Miskell, Chair of Governors, The Bulmershe School

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