I wrote to you a short while ago to explain that Mr Wilkinson will be moving on from Crescent at Easter to take up post as one of her majesty's Inspectors (HMI). I also set out how the governing body will be going about recruiting the next headteacher for Crescent. I said that I would provide updates.
Working with the local authority, the governing body has set out the competencies and attributes that the successful candidate will need to have. We have advertised in the East Midlands region and have shown interested parties around the school. Some of the older pupils helped with this and, as always, showed Crescent at its’ best!
We have shortlisted and will be conducting a wide range of selection activities, including interviews, on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February. This means that we should know who will be Crescent’s next headteacher just before the children finish for the half term break.
As soon as we have a firm successor in place, I will contact you again to inform you of the outcome.
I’d like to extent my thanks to the governing body, staff at the school and pupils for supporting this process. I look forward to informing confirming who the next headteacher will be as soon as possible.
Ian Elton MBE – Chair of Governors.