THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY HEARD FROM THE HEAD, MRS EMMA TAYLOR THIS MORNING, OF HER PLANS TO TAKE UP A NEW POSITION IN CHELTENHAM AT THE END OF THIS ACADEMIC YEAR.
In response to the news, the Chair of Governors, Sir Paul Silk wrote to parents and staff this morning. He commented, “Emma Taylor has been an exceptional Head. Her leadership, vision and commitment have been exemplary. We will be sorry to see her leave, but, after ten years, it is undoubtedly professionally sensible for her to seek a new challenge. We wish her all the very best in taking up that challenge at Dean Close. There will be other opportunities for us all to express our thanks more fully.”
Sir Paul added, “Emma will be leaving a school that is thriving and ambitious for the future. Governors have already put in place a mechanism for looking for our next Head. We realise how vital that choice will be, but we are certain that Christ College will attract a wealth of applicants of high quality, and we will give the utmost care to the recruitment of the right person.”
In her own letter to parents and staff, Mrs Taylor wrote, “I am writing to let you know that I have accepted a job of Warden of the Dean Close Foundation from September 2017. For my part, I wanted to write and reassure you that I will have my focus wholly on Christ College for the remainder of the year and will ensure that my top priority is to ensure the school is handed over in very good shape to my successor.
I love Christ College and it will be a real wrench to leave this wonderful community, but 10 years seems a round number and I am excited at the prospect of a new challenge, even though it will mean some sad partings.
We will of course keep you informed in the New Year about the progress of recuitment, and I am sure there will be dozens of excellent candidates; what job could be more attractive than this one?”
If anyone has any queries or concerns, please contact the Head, Mrs Emma Taylor.
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