Announcement On New School Head Expected Later This Month

The Five Islands School

The Five Islands School

The chairman of governors of the Five Islands School says he hopes to announce who is the new head teacher on Friday the 21st of February.

Ben Julian says four, “outstanding” candidates, who each have, “huge amounts to offer the school” have been shortlisted from eleven applicants using a “rigorous and positive” shortlisting meeting.

Ben says he’s been told that receiving so many applications is very good.

He says a “challenging” interview procedure will run from the 18th to the 21st of February.

Ben has previously told us that the publicity surrounding the school after the suspension and resignation of former head teacher Bryce Wilby could attract potential applicants who welcome a challenge.

Last year, the National Association of Head Teachers’ regional spokesman, Steve Cleverley, told Radio Scilly that his union intended to place an advisory notice for any members intending to apply for the headship, following the controversy.

Steve and the NAHT press office declined the chance to comment further.

 



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