Following national advertisement, the governors of Golborne High School are delighted to announce that they have appointed Mrs Alison Gormally as Headteacher. After two gruelling days of selection activities, Mrs Gormally demonstrated that she has the attributes and expertise to take on this key role. She will take over from Mr Dave Lythgoe when he retires at Christmas.
'We were very impressed with Mrs Gormally's enthusiasm and energy, and her passion and energy for taking the school forward, building on its successes to date. There is no doubt that she will lead the whole school community forward so that every pupil experiences excellent education at our school and is very well prepared for their next steps', said Mr Richard Daniel, Chair of Governors.' We are delighted that she will be our new Headteacher and we look forward to working with her, for the benefit of all of our present and future pupils, in the years to come'.
Mrs Gormally is well known to the Golborne High School community as she has been teaching at the school for over 10 years, in a variety of posts, most recently as Head of School.
Golborne High is a school I am proud to lead. It is a school with a strong sense of community involvement, where your child will be happy and safe. Staff have high expectations and your child will be supported, challenged and nurtured to meet those expectations. We will endeavour to develop all their talents and perhaps help them discover new qualities of which they were unaware.
We have a tradition of strong pupil voice. We encourage all pupils to make a contribution and participate in whole school and House activities. I believe this encourages enterprise and leadership, which in turn produces rounded citizens capable of making a contribution to society. I would like to think that, when they leave us, our young people have the capacity to take control of and direct their own learning; a pre-cursor to success in their future careers and achieving their ambitions.
Leadership at all levels within school supports the pupils’ learning. Teaching is engaging, well planned and demanding. Our House system underpins the academic structure, providing personalised support and guidance. In short we try to provide a structured learning environment in which all can be happy and reach their potential.