Dear parents and carers of students at English Martyrs’,

A new Headteacher for English Martyrs’

I hope that you and your families are well. Further to my previous letter to you in November last year, I am writing to update you on the process to appoint a new permanent Headteacher for English Martyrs’ following Mr Carney’s departure. As you know, Mr Calen has been taking on the role of interim Head of School since the start of term and, following a very rigorous process this week, I am delighted to inform you that he has now been successful in securing the permanent post.

Mr Calen has been at English Martyrs’ for 9 years so, in addition to his overall high level of experience and expertise, he brings great knowledge of the community and context of the school. I have complete confidence that Mr Calen, working closely with the CMAT, will steer the school to even greater heights in the next stage of its journey. I know that many of you know Mr Calen well, and you appreciate the care and dedication he brings to his work with your children. He is also enormously respected by staff across the school.

Please keep Mr Calen and all at English Martyrs’ in your prayers as they move forwards in educating, supporting and caring for your children.

With best wishes,

Neil Lockyer

Chief Executive officer