New headteachers plan to build on high standards

Janet Meenaghan, the new prinicpal at New College Stamford'Photo: David Pearson EMN-150915-145145001

Janet Meenaghan, the new prinicpal at New College Stamford'Photo: David Pearson EMN-150915-145145001

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A college and a school have started the new term with a different leader at the helm.

Janet Meenaghan has promised to build on the high standards and strengths as she starts her new role at New College Stamford.

James Husbands, the new headteacher at Willoughby School, Bourne EMN-151009-211003009

James Husbands, the new headteacher at Willoughby School, Bourne EMN-151009-211003009

She said: “I’m delighted to be appointed as the principal of New College Stamford and feel privileged to be working alongside such dedicated and professional staff and such a wonderful group of students.

“The college has a great reputation and so much potential. My job is to harness that potential and take the college onto even greater things – securing the college as an outstanding provider of education in Lincolnshire.

“We will be focussing on achievement and making sure that our students have a first class experience here. They are hard working and committed, so our aim is to help them be the best that they can be.”

Janet, who is originally from Darlington in County Durham, was formerly deputy principal of Selby College, which has a reputation as an ‘outstanding’ provider.

Prior to working at Selby College, Janet worked at further education colleges in Manchester, Peterborough and Grantham, was a lecturer at the University of Humberside and worked at the Learning and Skills Council.

Meanwhile, James Husbands has taken on the role of headteacher at the Willoughby School in Bourne.

James, who was previously deputy headteacher at Marshfields School in Peterborough,brings with him a commitment to creating a strong school culture.

He said: “The Willoughby School vision is to inspire every child to achieve excellence in their learning and personal development through creativity and innovation in a happy and safe environment.

“I look forward to further developing this environment, working with all pupils and their families to help them achieve the best possible academic outcomes.”