The School: Message from the Headteacher

Updated: Mon 15 May 2017   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

After just under 5 years as Headteacher at The Bulmershe School, Emma Reynolds will be stepping down to take up the role of College Principal at Frome College in Somerset from 1st September 2017. Deputy Headteacher, Amanda Woodfin, will be Interim Head from September until a permanent replacement is found.

Under Ms Reynolds’ leadership, Bulmershe has undergone a period of sustained improvement. This has been reflected not just in improved GCSE and A level results, but also in a flourishing of student achievement in extra-curricular activities such as the school choirs, sports and a series of highly successful drama productions. The reputation of the school in the local community has been rejuvenated, and demand for places at the school has been increasing year-on-year.

Ms Reynolds, who took over the headship in January 2013, said:

“I have found it to be a tremendous privilege to lead the school over the last five years and I am extremely proud of the significant development and improvement of the school during this time.  Such progress is hard won and is testament to the excellent team of staff I have had the privilege to lead and the aspiration to succeed of our students and their families. Bulmershe has a strong, ambitious community of committed staff, students, parents and governors and I wish everyone in the school community continued success and a bright future ahead’

Amanda Woodfin, Interim Headteacher from September 2017 added:

‘I am delighted the Governors have offered me the opportunity to lead our school into the next exciting phase of improvement.  All the staff and students at Bulmershe would like to thank Ms Reynolds for her significant work, she has certainly left a lasting legacy.  We wish her all the success in her future role at Frome College. ‘

Peter Miskell, Chair of Governors, comments: ‘The Governing Body would wish to thank Emma for the fantastic contributions she has made as Headteacher, and wish her well in her future role. We particularly appreciate the work she has done to develop a strong team of senior and middle leaders throughout the school, and to instil a culture of continuous improvement. As Governors we have every confidence that these teams, initially led by Amanda Woodfin, will continue to deliver improved outcomes for all student groups.’


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