Dear Parents and Carers,
I am pleased to inform you that the governors have appointed Alister Sutherland to be the new headteacher from September 2017.
There was a two-day interview process and the candidates had to complete a variety of activities to demonstrate that they had the skills and experience needed by a headteacher. These included financial management, presentation skills, ability to communicate effectively and engage children. The governors wanted to make sure that the candidate understood the ethos of Patcham Junior School and could demonstrate that they value the many unique qualities of our school.
There will be a comprehensive handover with Mr Seymour-Williams next term.
On behalf of the governors I would also like to thank Mr Seymour-Williams for the excellent job he has done as headteacher of Patcham Junior School.
Chair of Governors