at Highbridge's King Alfred School steps down from role
headteacher of Highbridge's King Alfred School stepped down last
week after four years in the role.
Hurr stepped down at the end of the summer term and Nathan Jenkins,
pictured below, is to become the new principal from September,
as we first reported here.
said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students,
parents and staff of our school for the support and enthusiasm they
have shown towards our school during this year."
my four years here as Headteacher it has been very rewarding to
see the school grow and develop, ensuring that most importantly,
our students have the very best chance to be successful both inside
and outside the classroom."
a member of this community I am immensely proud to see the commitment
our students show on a daily basis to their learning, their sport
and their involvement in the arts. I look forward to continuing
to work with the school in my new role as Director of the Teaching
School Alliance for The Priory Learning Trust, supporting TKAS to
grow even further under the direction of Nathan Jenkins. I wish
everyone a happy and healthy summer."
Coles, Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Denise has stepped down from the Headship at King Alfred School
to take up a role within our Teaching School Alliance. Since last
October, when we became involved at King Alfred School, Denise has
been a tower of strength and led the school strongly through a very
successful Ofsted monitoring visit."
leaves with the very best wishes of all staff and students at King
Alfred School. Nathan Jenkins is already working at the school as
Principal Designate as the school becomes an Academy as part of
our Trust on October 1st."
of the academy will begin promptly in October thanks to a successful
Trust bid to the DfE. All involved at King Alfred School are now
looking forward to much stronger exam results this August."
new uniform code, instigated by Denise, is also being introduced
at the school from this September. We thank all in the local community
for their support."
Alfred School is working closely with The Priory Learning Trust
to improve and was recently praised for its progress following a
new OFSTED inspection monitoring visit, as we reported
that Denise Hurr is stepping down from her role, citing poor health.
Top, Denise Hurr with Neville Coles, Executive Principal of The
Priory Learning Trust; and Centre: new Principal Nathan Jenkins.