HEADTEACHER Sonja Harrison has bowed out after 14 years in charge of Queen’s Manor with an uplifting message to the Brightwells schools community.
Mrs Harrison, who was also Brightwells chief executive officer, said: “It has been my honour to be part of the Brightwells story, and I am delighted that – nearly two years on from its foundation – the MAT is going from strength to strength.
“Our three schools partnering together, sharing and collaborating, have shown what can be achieved when education communities with similar values come together in the best interests of children.
“Brightwells boasts fantastic teaching and support staff, wonderful children, and strong and diligent Trustees, who have provided tremendous guidance and professional knowledge.
“We have all learned a lot in the past two years and I am confident that I leave Brightwells, as I do Queen’s Manor, in capable hands. I shall look forward to following your success keenly in the months and years ahead.”
Sulivan headteacher Wendy Aldridge has been appointed by Brightwells Trustees as the new chief executive officer, and Penny Roberts, previously consultant development officer with the LDBS, comes in as chief operating officer.
Mrs Harrison is returning to her native Wirral to take up a headship. Phoebe du Parcq, currently deputy head at Queen’s Manor, is taking over as Acting Headteacher.