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Deputy Headteacher Appointment

Dear parents/ carers,


Between the Autumn Term and Easter, the Senior leadership team in school had been operating in an interim capacity, with both myself and Mrs Leverton stepping up to the Acting positions of Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Since my appointment as Headteacher, which began on the 19th April, myself and the Governing Body have been actively seeking to appoint a permanent Deputy Headteacher to assist me in my role of leading this wonderful school.


It was paramount in the selection process that the Deputy Headteacher would need to share our passion for Walkley Primary School and understand the core values that make our school so special.


This role attracted a high level of interest with a large number of candidates touring the school. They were impressed by the facilities, our knowledgeable, well-mannered children and the undeniable ‘Walkley feeling’ that is so evident when you visit the school. From the many applicants, candidates were then shortlisted. Those successfully shortlisted were invited for a two day interview process. Day 1 involved observed teaching and peer reviews. This was followed by a day taking part in a range of leadership tasks and a final interview to ensure we selected the very best candidate for the post.


I am delighted to announce that the successful candidate was Mrs Jenna Leverton. Having worked at Walkley for over 18 years, you will already be aware of the impact Mrs Leverton has had on the pupils, staff and families of the Walkley community. In the position of permanent Deputy Headteacher, her enthusiasm and commitment can increasingly influence opportunities for Enjoyment, Achievement and Learning for Life for all our pupils.


We know that you will share in our congratulations to Mrs Leverton.


Yours Faithfully


Chris Wallis