New Vision for Newent Community School



First published in News

Newent Community School has a new Principal, but she is no stranger at the school.

Mrs Kirsten Harrison has been appointed, with immediate effect, after leading the school out of special measures as its headteacher .

Mrs Harrison took the school out of “Special Measures” within a year, - with the school once more being judged by Ofsted as “Good” in all Ofsted areas, by January 2014.

Following the Ofsted judgement, the governors undertook a national recruitment campaign to appoint the best person to continue taking the school forward.

Mrs Harrison was successful against strong competition from other current Headteachers and Deputy Headteachers for the permanent appointment as the best person to lead the School from “Good” to “Outstanding”.

The Ofsted report praised the Headteacher, Kirsten Harrison, as “instrumental” in the school’s rapid improvement, citing her “attention to detail and determination that nothing but the best is acceptable for the students in the school” as key to improving the quality of teaching and achievement at the school.

The new Principal recruitment consisted of a rigorous two day selection process which involved interviews with students, staff and governors, lesson observations, data analysis and a presentation.

On her appointment Mrs Harrison said that she was “delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the school into the future ".

"It is a privilege to continue working with such a dedicated staff and such an excellent group of young people,” she said.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:23am Thu 19 Jun 14

swampy says...

Why is this in the Hereford Times?
Why is this in the Hereford Times? swampy
  • Score: -1

3:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

courtesycall says...

because Newent is in Gloucestershire
because Newent is in Gloucestershire courtesycall
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree