The Wokingham Paper

Two heads are better than one at The Holt School

KatiePearceandAnneKennedyhavebeenappointedco headteachersatTheHoltSchool
Katie Pearce and Anne Kennedy have been appointed co-headteachers at The Holt School

A SECONDARY school in Wokingham has appointed two co-headteachers to take over the reigns after the current head leaves this summer.

The Holt School, in Holt Lane, has appointed Katie Pearce and Anne Kennedy as co-replacements for Suzanne Richards, who will leave the school at the end of the summer term.

Peter Mercer, the Chair of Governors, wrote to parents to notify them of the changes. He said: “After a comprehensive search for either a sole or joint applicant and a rigorous two day selection process during which the concept of Co-Headship was thoroughly explored, the Governing Body have decided to offer the posts of Co-Headteacher to both Mrs K Pearce and Mrs A Kennedy with effect from 1st September 2017.

“There were some strong applications and it was felt that Mrs Pearce and Mrs Kennedy were by far the best candidates for the role. We are excited about the future under their leadership.

“I am sure that you will join me in congratulating them and wishing them well. I am confident that this is the correct decision for the future wellbeing of the whole school community and look forward to working with them over the coming months and years.”

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