Plans for Atherton Community School continue to progress and Chapel St are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Haddock as the Principal Designate of the new school, which is due to open this September.
Elizabeth will soon be taking up her role, in order to get fully immersed in the plans and preparations for the school and will be attending Chapel St’s next community consultation meeting at 7.30 pm on 1st February 2012, for local parents and carers. The meeting will be held at the Jubilee Hall Function Room, St Richard Parish Centre, Stanley Street, Atherton.
Elizabeth has considerable experience in successfully raising attainment and aspirations in education as well as having the track record of successfully opening two academies. Her teaching experience began in Mexborough, a South Yorkshire mining village where her interest in working alongside communities began. She has had almost 30 years of teaching in a range of schools both in Britain and overseas, at all levels of seniority.
Elizabeth successfully opened Salford City Academy where she led the transformation of education from satisfactory to good over her five years tenure with substantial improvements across the board in all indicators. Her recent post was as Acting Principal of St Peter’s Academy, Stoke on Trent where she rescued the project to successfully open in September 2011.
‘I am thrilled to be taking on the post of Principal Designate of Atherton Community School. I am looking forward to working with the whole community to create a school that will have a significant and lasting impact that the whole town can be proud of,’ says Elizabeth.
As well as meeting the new Principal, Chapel St’s next community consultation meeting will provide community members with another important opportunity to complete a consultation survey. Chapel St have created the survey to gather views and opinions about the school.
As with every Free School project around the country, Chapel St are required to demonstrate to the Department for Education the local demand for the school, and this survey is part of a consultation process that started on 17th December and runs to 17th February 2012. Paper versions of the survey have been circulated to the community and an online version is also available.