Head appointed for new Cheswick Village primary school

Susie Weaver, headteacher at Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy.

A “visionary principal” has been appointed to lead a new primary school that is due to open in Cheswick Village next September.

The Cabot Learning Federation has announced the appointment of Miss Susie Weaver to the role of headteacher of the brand new Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy.

Building work on the new school is due to start early next year and will continue until spring 2014.

Miss Weaver is currently acting head of Ashley Down Infant School and is working in close partnership with Ashley Down Primary School. She has worked at Ashley Down for six years, building a formidable reputation as a leading educationalist and headteacher and will take up her new post in January 2013.

She said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to lead the Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy, which will open to a Reception cohort of 60 pupils in September [2013]. This is a tremendously exciting project and I am thoroughly looking forward to joining the Cabot Learning Federation and working together to develop outstanding primary education for the 21st century.”

Wallscourt Farm Primary Academy will become the eleventh academy within the Cabot Learning Federation, which has six secondary schools in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset and four primaries in east Bristol.

David Carter, Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation said:

“This is such an exciting project for the federation. Very rarely do we ever get the chance to build and open a brand new school yet this opportunity has arisen. For such a visionary project we needed to appoint a visionary principal, and Susie was successful against a strong national field and I cannot wait for her to join our leadership team.”

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