A new headteacher at a village school is aiming to build on the successful community relationship established by his successor.
Neil Tyler has taken over at Kislingbury Primary School and has been encouraged by the welcome he has had from everyone involved in the school.
He said: “I wanted to work at a village school because of the real sense of community. For me, it was also very important that the school I went to was a church school because it is where I have worked all my life.
“I have been very lucky in that everyone in the school and the wider community has been very welcoming so far. I got a real sense of that when I came for the interview and also on subsequent visits to the school.”
Mr Tyler, who has taught at schools in Wellingborough and Northampton, had a two-year spell as an acting headteacher at All Saints School in Kingsthorpe, Northampton. He is looking to put the pupils at the school first.
Mr Tyler said: “Janet Northing, the former head, did a fantastic job at putting the school at the real heart of the community and I will look to continue with that.
“I will also look to ensure that the school continues to provide a real quality education for all of the pupils.
“I am going to make myself as available as possible for any of the parents or other people to come and see me at any time.”