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Framlingham: New headteacher takes over at Thomas Mills High School

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 January 2013

Philip Hurst, the new headteacher of Thomas Mill High School in Framlingham

Philip Hurst, the new headteacher of Thomas Mill High School in Framlingham

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A NEW headteacher has said he is looking forward to building on the progress of his predecessor.

Philip Hurst has now taken over at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.

He said he was excited about the challenges ahead and was keen to continue the good work of his predecessor, Colin Hirst.

He said Thomas Mills had a strong academic record, an impressive extra curricular programme, an “outstanding” Ofsted report and an excellent set of students and staff. “I believe very strongly in 11-18 schools that have a vibrant sixth form,” Mr Hurst, who previously taught in Essex, said.

“What I think this school has done well is the progress it makes for each student – it does that from key stage three and four right through to the sixth form.

“Any changes will be evolutionary but what I bring is a fresh pair of eyes. I want to build on the already exceptional achievements and ensure we fully hear the student voice. I’m a big advocate of student leadership and responsibility. The most important purpose is effective teaching, learning and achievement. Education is always changing, it never stands still, so we have to react to ensure we get the very best for our young people.”

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

Drivers in Woodbridge have faced long delays this afternoon after a major route through the town became flooded.

Firefighters were sent to tackle a blaze that broke out in a flat in Ipswich this afternoon.

Colchester MP Will Quince has described a knife attack in the town that left a teenager seriously hurt as “deeply alarming”.

The shocking prevalence of rape in Ipswich has been uncovered in an EADT and Star investigation.

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