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Secondment for Watton headmaster Mike

PUBLISHED: 19:40 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:23 08 July 2010

A Watton head is to split his time between two schools as he temporarily takes up a second headship.

Mike Rose, who is currently head of Wayland Community High School in Watton, has also taken up position as interim head at Old Buckenham High School, where he is likely to be in place until at least January 2010.

A Watton head is to split his time between two schools as he temporarily takes up a second headship.

Mike Rose, who is currently head of Wayland Community High School in Watton, has also taken up position as interim head at Old Buckenham High School, where he is likely to be in place until at least January 2010.

Mr Rose will split his time between the two schools and spend four days a week at Old Buckenham and one day a week at Wayland.

The day to day running of Wayland will be placed in the hands of the current deputy headteacher Trefor Parry.

In a statement Mr Rose said: “I am delighted to have been asked to support Old Buckenham High School in the period between the previous headteacher retiring and the new headteacher being appointed.

“I still have links to Wayland and, under the strong leadership of Mr Parry and the senior team, the outstanding progress the school is making will be maintained.

“My new role at Old Buckenham High School is clearly to maintain the momentum with school improvement.

“This involves supporting leadership and development throughout the school.

“The results in the summer give us a good foundation to build on and we are expecting our students to continue making good progress.”

Mr Rose said he wanted Old Buckenham to become a “flagship” school “with a strong and successful academic profile alongside a caring and positive environment for all students”.

Old Buckenham High School has been without a headteacher since the beginning of the summer term when Graham Hodson took early retirement.

Though interviews were held for the position in June no suitable candidate was found for the post.

Assistant headteacher Joy Glenister stepped up to become acting head last term but she will now return to her previous role.

In a letter to parents, the chairman of governors at Old Buckenham, Chris Talbot, described Mr Rose as “an experienced headteacher,” who would “be of great assistance in guiding us through further improvements”.

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