Campion School announces new headteacher

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A school in the Daventry district has announced the appointment of a new headteacher this week.

Claire Whitmore will take over at Campion School and Language College in Bugbrooke in January 2014. She will replace Bob Clayton who will be retiring in December.

Speaking about her appointment, Mrs Whitmore said: “I am delighted to be joining Campion as headteacher. Campion is a highly successful school and it will be a privilege to build on current achievements and lead the school onwards through the next stage of its development.

“I am really looking forward to working closely with students, staff, parents, governors and the wider community in the coming months.”

Mrs Whitmore will join from Barr’s Hill School in Coventry where she is currently deputy headteacher. She began her teaching career in Warwickshire as a history teacher and comes with a track record in school improvement and has held leadership posts in a range of rural and city schools. These include two successful grammar schools and three comprehensive schools.

Mr Clayton has been with the school for the past seven years and has moved from one given a notice to improve by Ofsted to now ranked as good with outstanding features which the school hopes the head can build on.

The chairman of governors at Campion School, John Baylis, said “Campion has come a long way during Bob Clayton’s time as headteacher and we are confident that Claire will be able to lead the school to even greater success.”