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“Now is the moment to hand over!” Spalding Grammar School headteacher Steven Wilkinson announces he is leaving role

A well-known headteacher has announced he will be leaving his role.

In a letter to parents and students, Spalding Grammar School head Steven Wilkinson explained he will be stepping down in July after nine years in the position to take up a teaching position outside of the county.

He added he feels he will leaving on a ‘positive note’, following the recent ‘good’ Ofsted grading.

Spalding Grammar School headteacher Steven Wilkinson
Spalding Grammar School headteacher Steven Wilkinson

“I am writing to advise you all that on Tuesday afternoon of this week I spoke to the chair of governors and tendered my resignation as headmaster of the school at the end of this academic year,” the letter, dated today (April 27), explained.

“The recent Ofsted report was positive (and I am pleased that I can leave on that positive note); however, it also gave the school some indication on what needs to happen next.

“I have confidence in the senior leadership team to lead the staff to deliver those improvements, with your support, but feel that now is the moment to hand over to someone else to spearhead those developments.”

Spalding Grammar School
Spalding Grammar School

Mr Wilkinson added his resignation ‘has not been an easy decision to make’.

“When I came to the school as headmaster in 2015, I had anticipated that I would probably be here until I retired.

“However, plans change, and I will be relocating to the Yorkshire Dales and taking up a teaching position there in September.

“Having told staff on Friday, I wanted to write to you to let you all know personally, as soon as possible.

“I will, of course, continue my duties as head until the end of the year, but will write again once the process of finding my successor has been concluded.”

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