New head teacher confident of driving change

North Bromsgrove High School Published Wednesday, 11th July 2018

The new acting head teacher at North Bromsgrove High School today said he was committed to making rapid improvements at the school.

Worcestershire County Council appointed Lee Gray as North Bromsgrove High's new acting head teacher last week as the Council moved quickly to bring in a new leadership team following the resignation of the former head teacher.


As part of overseeing an improvement plan for the school, Mr Gray will meet parents for the first time next week. He has promised to work closely with students, parents, staff and governors, as well as the County Council, to ensure the school improves.


Mr Gray said today: "Despite starting at the school only recently I am very confident that North Bromsgrove High School will improve rapidly during the next academic year.


"There is no doubt that this school faces significant challenges but the staff and governing body are fully committed to working with parents and the local authority to successfully carry out the improvements that are required.


"We have to ensure that the students at North Bromsgrove are at the heart of all we do, to ensure they have the best experience possible and achieve to their potential."


Worcestershire County Councillor Marcus Hart, the Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills, added: "I am confident the new leadership at North Bromsgrove High can help to improve the school going forward.


"The County Council will support Lee and staff at the school as much as possible to ensure everything is in place with the short and long-term improvement plans. We want every child in Worcestershire to get a high quality standard of education."


Mr Gray has taken up the post of acting head teacher on an interim basis and is the substantive head teacher of Studley High School, in neighbouring Warwickshire, which is part of a teaching school alliance.  


During the meeting, he will be speaking to parents about the school's latest Ofsted report which has seen the school rated inadequate and placed into special measures.


The school's improvement will be closely monitored by the County Council, and support will be given to ensure the improvement plans are implemented effectively.