Norwich primary school announces new headteacher

PUBLISHED: 13:11 10 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:06 12 March 2018

Cassandra Williams.

Cassandra Williams.


One of Norwich’s largest primary schools has recruited an experienced new headteacher.

Lakenham Primary School. 
PICTURE: Simon Finlay.Lakenham Primary School. PICTURE: Simon Finlay.

Lakenham Primary School on City Road will from September 1 be led by Cassandra Williams, who has most recently been an executive principal for schools in Suffolk and Essex.

Mrs Williams was before that the headteacher at Thurton Primary, near Loddon, where she was in charge for six years.

The appointment was announced by Glen Scott, chairman of governors, in a letter to parents, carers and local community members.

He said: “The governors are delighted to confirm the appointment of Mrs Cassandra Williams as the new headteacher of Lakenham Primary School. She will be joining us from the 1st of September 2018.

“Mrs Williams has six years successful experience of Headship at Thurton Primary School. Most recently she has been an Executive Principal for schools in Suffolk and Essex.”

He added: “A comprehensive two-day interview process took place that checked skills, knowledge and experience to fulfil the key attributes governors were looking for.

“Governors were extremely impressed with Mrs Williams’ attention to detail, and her short- and long-term plans for the school.

We are very fortunate to have a highly skilled and experienced senior leadership team currently in school. I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the governing body, to give our thanks to Ms Roberts and Ms Wilson for the way in which they have ably led the school during the last year and will continue to do for the next term, as joint acting headteachers.”

Mr Scott ended the letter with an upbeat message about the future of the school, which has 401 pupils and was rated good at its last Ofsted inspection in December 2015.

He said: “We are confident that, with the leadership of Mrs Williams, Lakenham Primary School will move forward securely on the next stages of its journey, to being the best possible school for Lakenham children.

“The governors would like to take this opportunity to thank the children, teachers and staff who participated in the interview process.”

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