New Staffing at Tebay Primary School

CET looks forward to bright future with new head for Tebay Primary.

Following an internal recruitment process, Cumbria Education Trust (CET) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Head of School at Tebay Primary School, Lisa Bland, who will take up her post in September.

Lisa is not only ideally suited to the role because of her substantial experience, she is also local to the area and is currently Executive Headteacher at Milburn Primary school as well as being Deputy Headteacher SENCo at one of CET’s other schools, Yanwath Primary School.

She takes over from Alex Beardmore, who, as Interim Headteacher since the start of the academic year, has set the school on a steady course of improvement.

Alex has recently secured a headship at a school in Derby, which is much nearer to her home.

Lisa will work closely with Rob Lakin, CET’s Director of Primary Education, to ensure that the school provides the highest standards of teaching and learning and continues to offer the happy, friendly and nurturing environment for which it is so well known.

The team will be further strengthened by the arrival of another new recruit to the school, Abigail Jardine, who will take up her role as Assistant Headteacher.

We were delighted to be able to make a second internal appointment following an internal recruitment process. Abigail Jardine, who lives in the Eden Valley, is currently Assistant Headteacher and Reception Leader at another of our schools, Longtown Primary School.

Lisa and Abigail will be assisted in their roles by Millie Seger-Bernard who is already a well-known face to our children and parents/carers at Tebay. There are no changes to the support staff structure at the school.

“Tebay Primary School is at a really exciting stage in its development”, commented Lorrayne Hughes, CEO of CET.

“Together with the Local Advisory Board, we believe that we have a strong leadership team in place with these appointments and we are very much looking forward to the future as Tebay continues on its journey of improvement.

“Mrs Beardmore has put some strong foundations in place over this academic year and I should like to thank her for her work and commitment to Tebay during this time, which will help our new leadership team to get off to a brisk start in September.

“Whilst it is one of the smallest schools within the Trust, Tebay Primary School’s contribution to providing pupils with the best educational start in life, is enormous, and every child attending the school will be given the best opportunities possible to broaden their experience of life and fully develop their individual talents.”

Speaking about her new role, Mrs Bland, said: “I was thrilled to be offered this post because it allows me to build on my previous experience, but also, still remain within CET. This is very important because every CET school operates with the same three values at the heart of its ethos – respect, responsibility and resilience – and we will be working extremely hard to enact these values every day.

“I look forward to meeting you all – pupils, parents, carers and members of the local community –and I can assure you that, together with the Local Advisory Board and the support of other stakeholders, I will do my utmost to provide an exceptional educational environment where children will flourish at Tebay Primary School.”

Mrs Hughes added: “I should also like to take this opportunity to thank June Lowther for her contribution to the school over the last five years. She recently resigned from her post and will be missed by pupils, parents and her colleagues. We wish her every success in the future.”

Download here: Tebay Newsletter – new staffing

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