Headteacher named for new school

Lara Jeffries, the newly-appointed headteacher for Heathcote Primary School with Andy Mitchell, headteacher of Woodloes Primary in Warwick, who has been leading the development of the new school on Harbury Lane. (Submitted photo)

TEMPLE GRAFTON woman Lara Jeffries has been appointed as headteacher for the new Heathcote Primary School in Warwick.

Lara was previously deputy head at The Willows CE Primary in Stratford, as well as a short stint as acting head, and comes to Heathcote with an excellent reputation.

Lara will shortly be arranging to meet with Heathcote’s new parents, which will allow her the opportunity to share her vision and listen to the ideas of the community.

She said it was a privilege and an honour to be appointed headteacher. “Together we will build this brand new school into a beacon of excellent education in Warwickshire.

“Firstly, I think it is important to acknowledge the responsibility that comes with leading a school and how honoured I am to have been chosen by the Community Academies Trust to lead Heathcote Primary School.

“This incredible opportunity is one that a teacher will rarely encounter in their career and I am very much looking forward to the future challenges and adventures it presents.

“Being a brand new school Heathcote will become a focus and hub of the community it is within, I want to build a brilliant, creative and exciting school with the community, alongside meeting the needs of all.

“It is important that developing Heathcote as a centre of excellent education in Warwickshire is a journey we can take part in together, as a community,” Lara said.

Her vision is to ensure all children are provided with a rounded, creative and rigorous education so that when they leave they will be life-long learners and will thrive in an ever-changing world. “I feel we need to nurture the whole child, academically, socially, morally and creatively.

“I am passionate about education and eager to shape a school that will provide the best start in life for our children. “I look forward to meeting our new reception parents very soon and in September welcoming our reception, year 1 and year 2 children into our brand new school,” said Lara.

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