Oatlands new headteacher

Oatlands Junior School acting headteacher Estelle Weir has been announced as the school’s permanent headteacher.

Miss Weir has been a teacher at the Red Kite Learning Trust run school for seven years.

Mr Chris Tulley, Chair of Governors said: “This appointment is clearly a very important one for our school and it has been made following national advertising of the post and a two-day selection process involving a strong field of external candidates.

“The appointment is richly deserved and recognises the huge and positive impact Miss Weir has had on our school since stepping up to the role of Acting Headteacher last year.”

On Friday, Miss Weir received flowers and champagne in assembly and the children and staff all enjoyed passing on their congratulations in true karaoke style, singing and dancing to Kool and the Gang’s Celebration.

Miss Weir added: “It has been lovely to receive so many messages of congratulations from children, parents, staff and governors on my appointment as Headteacher.

“The surprise assembly this morning is one that I will remember for a long time. I am looking forward to working with everyone in continuing to lead our fantastic school onward and upward.”

Red Kite Learning Trust CEO Richard Sheriff added: “We are delighted to have recruited the services of Estelle.”