Teacher to lead two primary schools

Teacher to lead two primary schools

Gill Ellis, head teacher of Coed Eva, who’s been on secondment as acting head at Blenheim Road Primary School in St Dials. She’s about to become executive head teacher of both schools. Pictured is Gill outside Coed Eva Primary in Cwmbran. (748

Gill Ellis, head teacher of Coed Eva, who’s been on secondment as acting head at Blenheim Road Primary School in St Dials. She’s about to become executive head teacher of both schools. Pictured is Gill outside Coed Eva Primary in Cwmbran. (748

Gill Ellis, head teacher of Coed Eva, who’s been on secondment as acting head at Blenheim Road Primary School in St Dials. She’s about to become executive head teacher of both schools. Pictured is Gill outside Coed Eva Primary in Cwmbran. (748

Gill Ellis, head teacher of Coed Eva, who’s been on secondment as acting head at Blenheim Road Primary School in St Dials. She’s about to become executive head teacher of both schools. Pictured is Gill outside Coed Eva Primary in Cwmbran. (748

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A TORFAEN head teacher is to lead two primary schools simultaneously in September in what is believed to be a first in Gwent.

Gill Ellis, head teacher of Coed Eva Primary School in Cwmbran since 2009, has been on secondment to Blenheim Road Primary School in St Dials for the past two terms after the previous head teacher was given a promotion to a school in England.

Mrs Ellis stressed her roles as executive head teacher would not be an amalgamation as each school will retain its staff and independent governing bodies. But good practice, such as being values-based and after-school programmes, would be shared across both sites, totalling 735 pupils and 90 staff, she said. “It’s an exciting prospect,” said Mrs Ellis, 54, formerly a head teacher in St Mellons and now chairwoman of the Fairwater cluster of schools, which includes Greenmeadow Primary School and Fairwater High School.

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7:59pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Realist UK says...

Not the first in Gwent actually. The Headteacher of Oakdale Comp took charge of Pontllanfraith Comp at the same time for at least one term as the previous incumbent had scurried off to Rhymney Comp leaving the school, children & staff rudderless. Oh how our LEA's support careerism before education.
Not the first in Gwent actually. The Headteacher of Oakdale Comp took charge of Pontllanfraith Comp at the same time for at least one term as the previous incumbent had scurried off to Rhymney Comp leaving the school, children & staff rudderless. Oh how our LEA's support careerism before education. Realist UK
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11:09pm Thu 26 Jun 14

rlewis says...

Queen Street School and Bryngwyn School, both in Abertillery, have the same Headteacher.Mrs Delyth Reed was appointed over the two schools last September.
Queen Street School and Bryngwyn School, both in Abertillery, have the same Headteacher.Mrs Delyth Reed was appointed over the two schools last September. rlewis
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