United Learning has appointed Mrs Ann Sheppard as Principal of Wilberforce Primary from September 2014.
Mrs Sheppard joins Wilberforce from Brampton Primary School in Newham, which she has led to ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted status in her role as Head Teacher. She is also a qualified Ofsted inspector.
Mrs Sheppard will replace Mr Coert Van Straaten at the school, which joined United Learning last year. Over the next few weeks, she will be visiting Wilberforce to meet more children, staff and parents and ensure that everything is in place for September.
Discussing her appointment, Mrs Sheppard said:
'I am very excited to be taking up this role as Principal of Wilberforce Primary. The children and staff have made me feel very welcome and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.'
United Learning Chief Executive, Jon Coles, said:
'Ann is a senior and highly experienced school leader with the skill and experience that we believe are exactly what are needed to continue the progress underway at Wilberforce. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Van Straaten for his leadership of the school.'