New head chosen to keep standards at High School

A new headteacher for Spalding High School has been chosen to succeed Tim Clark. 'Photo: SG130513-120TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk
A new headteacher for Spalding High School has been chosen to succeed Tim Clark. 'Photo: SG130513-120TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk

Spalding High School has ended its search for a permanent successor to popular headteacher Tim Clark who left in the summer.

Mr Clark will be succeeded by Michele Anderson, deputy headmaster of Maidstone Grammar School in Kent, who will take up the role in April 2014.

Mrs Anderson was appointed after a “rigorous” interview process led by school governors who promoted Mr Clark’s former deputy, Doreen Bamford, to become acting headteacher in September.

Chairman of governors Keith Kennedy said: “We are delighted to have Michele Anderson as our new headteacher starting at Easter 2014 after an interview process which was very rigorous.

“She will bring to the role a considerable amount of experience, currently working as a deputy head at Maidstone Grammar School in Kent.

“We believe her personality will fit in well with the students and staff her and we think she will keep the things which make Spalding High School the outstanding place that it is.

“But we also think she will add to it in her own way and we are all looking forward to having Michele here.”

Mrs Anderson is in charge of staff and student development at Maidstone Grammar School which was judged outstanding by Ofsted in September.