Statement from Shirley Mills re Lynne Ackland

It is with regret that I have to announce the retirement of Lynne Ackland as Head teacher of Heaton Manor School as of 31st December 2016. 

Lynne thanks staff, governors, students and parents for their support during her years at the school and governors would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Ms Ackland to the school and wish her well in her retirement. 

A further statement will be made in due course about interim leadership support in the school but in the meantime parents and carers can be assured that the education of the students continues as normal and is not being adversely affected in any way.

I am aware that there is much speculation following the recent Ofsted inspection and it is very frustrating that due to the timing of the inspection and the Christmas holiday dates, the draft report has only arrived in school today (January 5th).  There are several further processes for the report to go through and it will be a number of weeks before it can be published.

Can I wish all parents, carers, students and staff a very Happy and Successful 2017.

Best wishes

Shirley Mills, Chair of Governors

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