head teacher takes the helm at Highbridge's King Alfred School
King Alfred School has a new head teacher this month.
deputy head teacher of one of the UKs most improved schools
is enjoying her new role at the helm of the school.
Hurr was responsible for exam progression at Priory Community
School for eight years in nearby Weston, a school that has been
acclaimed nationally after being turned round to become one of
the best few per cent in the nation over the past few years.
the last three years she has been the head teacher at St Julian's
School in Newport which this summer achieved its best results
ever with a 7% increase in the number of students achieving 5
GCSE A*-C grades including English and Maths.
she is keen to continue the good work at King Alfred School achieved
by former head teacher Andy Owen, who left in the summer after
four years in the role.
Thursday (18th September) at 5.30pm Denise will welcome hundreds
of prospective students, their parents, carers and grandparents
to view the school for themselves at their annual Open Evening.
Hurr told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am delighted to be here.
The school has a wonderful feel and I look forward to working
with our staff to achieve even more success."
Hurr, who gained a music and drama degree from the Welsh College
of Music and Drama and a PGCE in music from Open University, has
previously worked for NatWest Bank and Monks Park School in Bristol.