A new Headteacher has been appointed at the Minster School in Southwell.
He is Matthew Parris, who is currently Headteacher at Rushey Mead School in Leicester. Mr Parris will take up his new post in September of this year.
Minster School Chair of Governors, Nigel Turner, said: “We are delighted to announce the Governors’ decision to appoint Matthew as our new Headteacher following a rigorous selection process. We were very impressed by the quality of all the candidates we interviewed.
“We believe that Matthew will be a dynamic and inspirational leader for the Minster, who will ensure every student enjoys the very best education we can provide. I want to pay tribute to the school’s Executive Head, Phil Blinston, who retires at the end of this term after 20 years of exemplary leadership of the school. I also want to thank Deputy Head Chris Stevens who has taken on the responsibility of Acting Headteacher in the interim; and all the senior leadership team for their support in this period of transition. The Governors believe that they and Matthew will make an outstanding team”.
Mr Parris said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Headteacher of this flourishing Voluntary Aided Church of England School. I look forward to getting to know the students and staff and to building on the existing record of outstanding achievement and success. I am keen to serve the school and its community by working in close partnership with all staff, governors, parents/carers, education partners and the Diocese in cultivating the school’s Christian values and ensuring our students are happy, successful and achieve the very highest standards.”