New head pledges to build on success

The new headteacher at Campion School said she was absolutely delighted to be at the helm and spoke about the warm welcome she has received from the community.

Claire Whitmore started at the secondary school in Bugbrooke on Monday last week, replacing Bob Clayton who retired at the end of last term.

Claire Whitmore

Claire Whitmore

She said: “I was a very experienced deputy headteacher and was looking for the chance to take on this headship role. It was a good opportunity for my personal and professional development.

“I am absolutely delighted. It is a real privilege to have this opportunity to lead what I think is a very good school.

“I have had a fantastically warm welcome from the staff, the parents, the governors and also the students since starting.

“They have made me feel like I definitely made the right choice to come here.”

She is looking to make changes with some likely to happen more quickly than others.

Mrs Whitmore said: “There is a brilliant newsletter that comes out every term full of news about the school. It is great, but it is a long time to wait to find out all about the good things. We will look to produce it on a weekly basis.

“However there are lots of things currently in place as we are halfway through the school year and there are only so many changes we can make.

“But we will be looking at changing the curriculum and move the school forward to make sure it gives all the students the best possible chances for when their time comes to move on from Campion.”