Update from the Headteacher
In August of this year following two years of service, I will be relocating with my family to rural Derbyshire. They have not settled particularly well into city life after 16 years in rural Cambridgeshire; Manchester has been a little bit too much of a contrast for them. I believe in honesty in these matters with our community - whilst I'm a Mancunian, they aren't and are used to the countryside. This has not been an easy decision to make because I have been so passionate about bringing about improvement to our school and it feels very much like home.
So that the period of stability that St Anne's has known continues, careful planning for transition will take place with both Bob Berry, Chair of Governors and Mark Mountcastle, CEO of our Emmaus Trust. St Anne's hasn't always experienced the benefits of a Headteacher giving two terms' notice with handover meetings for continuity of school improvement priorities, but life is very different for the school now and this will take place in the same way it would for any other secondary school.
There is much still for us to achieve together between now and August, and thanks to the hugely positive relationships that now exist and the support from which St Anne's benefits, I am confident that my successor (whoever that may be) will start in September of this year in a strong position in terms of culture, support, resources, staffing and finance.
Yours in Christ