Kempston school looks to the future as it welcomes new headteacher

Charlotte Wood and pupils from St John's School (image: BILTT)

A school in Kempston for pupils with severe learning, medical and physical difficulties is celebrating the arrival of its new headteacher.

Charlotte Wood is joining St John’s School, which has students ranging from two to 19 years of age. The school is hugely over-subscribed due to the lack of alternative provision in Bedford Borough for the pupils it caters for.

Catherine Assink, CEO of Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust (BILTT) said: “I am thrilled to announce that we have finally, successfully recruited to the position of Headteacher at St John’s School.

“After an extremely rigorous interview process, we are delighted to welcome Charlotte Wood as our new substantive Headteacher. Charlotte joins us with a wealth of essential leadership experience within a range of educational contexts.

“Coupled with her outstanding leadership experience, her commitment to enhancing the quality of education and her commitment to staff and pupils, we look forward to the future of St John’s.”

Commenting on her new role, Charlotte said: “I am really looking forward to working with BILTT pupils and colleagues, the local community, Bedford authority and all other St John’s stakeholders.”

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