Principal to retire at end of the school year



David Couch, Principal and Martin Redshaw, Chair of Trustees and Governors

Our current Principal, David Couch is retiring at the end of this school year. As trustees and governors we are grateful to David for all he has achieved during his time with us. We have gone from strength to strength with our Ofsted results, we have reopened our primary class. We have opened a new specialist provision which has meant that deaf children who weren’t able to access any education now have a really strong, positive option.

We understand that change can concern people. We will be supporting David until the end of the summer term and we plan to recruit a person who can continue to take this school forward in the energetic and positive way you would expect and that we will require. Applications are now open on our recruitment page 

Deaf education has been provided for over 70 years by this school and we plan to recruit someone determined to enable the school to thrive for the next 70 years. We will maintain the same emphasis on high quality care and excellent child centred communication.

We will let you know who we have recruited and introduce the successful candidate to you as soon as we are able. Our focus is a seamless handover that causes minimum disruption to the children in our care. In the meantime, for David Couch, it is very much business as usual. We are grateful for the long notice period in order to manage this transition.

As always, you are welcome to contact me, the Chair of Governors, direct by emailing with any questions or comments. I am very happy to respond to you.

Martin Redshaw, Chair of the Trustees and Governors.

Martin Redshaw, Chair of Trustees and Governors