Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
I am writing to inform you that after 5 enjoyable years as Headteacher at Our Lady’s, I have made the decision to accept a new post as Principal of an 11-18 school in Greater Manchester.
As I reflect on my time at Our Lady’s I am delighted with the progress we have made and the successes we have achieved, both as a school and with a great number of our individual students.
Our recent Ofsted confirmed that we have improved significantly and are now in a strong position to move forward further. Rest assured that I will be spending my remaining months working hard to prepare the school for the rest of this year and next, encouraging the continued implementation of new ideas and developments and embedding those which are already flourishing.
Our governors are planning a thorough and rigorous interview programme, to ensure we find the best person possible to continue to take the school forward. It is expected that my successor will be appointed before the end of the academic year. I will obviously work to ensure as smooth a transition as is possible for students, staff and parents.
Finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, staff and parents wholeheartedly for their support, commitment and friendship throughout my time here. It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to have shared the journey with you.
I wish you the best for the future and will be keeping an eye on the future successes of the school.
J M Keulemans