A new headteacher has been appointed for Stanwell Secondary School in Penarth.
He’s Mr Trevor Brown who is the former head of the highly-regarded St Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School in Newport.
In March this year St Joseph’s High School was named by the Welsh Schools inspectorate Estyn as an example of “good practice” in the way it fosters the talents of able and talented pupils.
Mr Tony Rogers, the chairman of the governors of Stanwell School, has written to parents and carers of pupils to inform them of the appointment – which follows the recent retirement of the former headteacher at Stanwell, Mr Derek Jones.
Paying tribute to the long-serving former head, Mr Rogers said that on behalf of the governors he would like to thank Mr Jones for his “commitment, energy and vision over the last 8 years”. Mr Rogers said Mr Jones had “contributed immensely to the development of the school and his innovative development of the school facilities, school resources and financial planning has ensured the school is in a secure position for students, parents and teaching staff. He has secured excellent results at both GCSE and A level and the school’s reputation has been enhanced across the local area”.
On Mr Brown’s appointment as Mr Jones’s successor, Mr Rogers said “The Governors were unanimous in their decision to appoint Mr Brown from a very strong field of applicants and following a rigorous interview process. “
Mr Rogers said Mr Brown has “a proven track record of securing school improvemnet and is excited at the prosect of leading such a successful and caring school . He is extremely well placed to continue our journey and has a clear mandate to lead us forward”.