Tuesday 23rd September 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to update you on leadership arrangements at Heworth Grange, following the start of the new academic year. After ten years as Headteacher, Mr Richardson decided to leave Heworth Grange on 31st August 2019 in order to seek a new challenge. I am sure that you will join me in thanking Mr Richardson for his commitment and service to Heworth Grange and the local community, and to wish him well for the future.
We would like to reassure parents and carers that, as the school’s sponsor, we have acted swiftly to ensure that there is continuity for students and that the quality of education at the school continues to improve.
From 1st September 2019, Consilium Academies has appointed Marc Doyle to the post of Regional Director (North East). Marc is an experienced Headteacher and a practicing Ofsted Inspector who has significant experience of supporting schools to achieve the best outcomes for their students. Marc, who has already been working with staff and students in the school, grew up in Felling, and is deeply committed to working closely with the school and the local community.
I am also delighted to confirm that Owen Inglis, currently Deputy Headteacher having served Heworth Grange for 16 years, will be taking up the post of Interim Head of School with immediate effect. Owen brings tremendous knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm for the school, and will provide leadership whilst Consilium works with the Governing Body to appoint a permanent Headteacher. During this period, Marc Doyle will also take on the post of Executive Headteacher to support Owen and the rest of the senior leadership team. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating Owen on his new appointment, and welcoming Marc to Heworth Grange.
During this period of change, there will be a lot of information to share with parents and carers. Owen and Marc will write to you in the coming days to introduce themselves and set out how they intend to take the school forward on the next exciting phase of its journey. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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