'It's all been a whirlwind' - headteacher on starting new job during Covid

Ros Towns is the new headteacher at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard

Ros Towns is the new headteacher at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard - Credit: Gooderham PR

The headteacher of a primary school in the Sudbury area finished her first day in her job as the country went back into lockdown.

Ros Towns started at Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard school in January after joining from Wickhambrook Primary Academy, near Haverhill.

Ms Towns admitted joining just as lockdown was about to begin brought some very early challenges.

“It has been all a bit of a whirlwind, but the staff have been so positive and supportive since I started," she said.

“While I would have liked to have met every parent and child properly, I have started making contact and the response has been really positive.


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“We have also begun some ‘meet the headteacher’ Zoom calls which will also help.”

Ms Towns said she knew all about the reputation of the school after being a governor at Wells Hall, which currently has around 70 children learning in school while the vast majority are home schooling.

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She added: “I have always had a great respect for the school and I knew that there was a great team at Wells Hall.

“It has huge potential to be an even better school and my aim is to give every child the education they deserve.

“I want to provide them with every possible opportunity, both in their curriculum and through extra-curricular activities, while fostering a really positive relationship with parents.”

More ‘meet the headteacher’ Zoom calls will take place on Monday, February 8.

To find out more, please contact the school office on 01787 373489.

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