Bucks school appoint new headteacher

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A secondary school in Hazlemere will welcome a new headteacher later this year, according to Bucks Free Press.

The headteacher since 2017, Christine McLintock will retire after having led Sir William Ramsay School, which became an academy in 2011.

The school in Hazlemere takes children from the age of 11 through to the age of 18 with a total of approximately 1,180 pupils attending sharing a catchment area with the nearby Holmer Green Senior School.

The school was founded in 1976, and named after Nobel Prize winning scientist Sir William Ramsay, who lived in Hazlemere until his death in 1916.

Mrs McLintock said: “After 34 years of teaching, of which 24 years have been in senior leadership, I am privileged to end my time in the teaching profession at Sir William Ramsay School.

“I look forward to working with Paul Ramsey in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.”

Paul Ramsey has spent the previous 12 years as headteacher at Verulam School in St. Albans but will be taking over at the Bucks school in May.

Verulam School is a state secondary school for boys with academy status, changing its name from St Albans Grammar School in the 1940s.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining Sir William Ramsay School in May and am looking forward to working with students, staff and parents to ensure that we succeed in our goal of empowering all students to achieve success.”

Sir William Ramsay’s chair of governors, Keith Deane, added: “Christine McLintock has been a tremendous leader who has shown an unwavering focus on securing the best outcomes for our students.

“She has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the school community and her dedication, particularly in these Covid challenged times, has been inspirational.

“We are delighted to have appointed Paul Ramsey, who stood out as the exceptional candidate amongst a very strong candidate pool.

“From May, Christine McLintock will take on the role of executive headteacher until her retirement in the summer, enabling a seamless handover.”

In 2016, the school received £4m from the government to build an extension, which has three new science labs, eight maths rooms and a new sixth-form centre.

This was officially opened by Leigh-Anne-Pinnock, ex-pupil and Little Mix star when the school reopened in 2017.

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