Peele College head appointed

New headtaecher Simon Gilman.
New headtaecher Simon Gilman.
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Former assistant head of Long Sutton’s Peele Community College, Simon Gilman, has now been appointed head teacher.

Mr Gilman (39), who stepped in as acting head last May when his predecessor Ian Charles left the 670-student school, came to Long Sutton seven years ago from a Skegness high school where he was head of faculty.

He lives in Spalding with his wife Jackie, a careers adviser, and their two children.

He said: “The school has made enormous strides, with 93 percent of students achieving five A* to C grades last summer. From open evening feedback we expect year seven will certainly be full and may be over-subscribed next year.

“We’re a science specialist college with high expectations, concentrating on sending out our students with a broad range of qualifications and skills to stand them in good stead as they move on to the next stage of life.”