Anglian Learning Welcomes Two New Heads
This Spring term has seen two new Headteacher appointments at Anglian Learning. Laura Rawlings is in place as Headteacher of Stapleford Community Primary School and The Icknield Primary School has welcomed Interim Headteacher Diane Mitchell. Combining extensive experience within school leadership roles, both the new headteachers are well equipped to deliver a shared vision to enable dynamic, empowered learners who thrive and lead in their communities: locally, nationally, and globally.
After qualifying as a teacher with a BA(ed) honours degree in Education and Mathematics, Diane began her teaching career in East London, and later progressed into leadership roles within Cambridgeshire including being a Head of School and Head of a Teaching School.
Mrs Mitchell said: “I am thrilled to have joined The Icknield Primary School and Anglian Learning. I am excited to have taken on this new challenge and to have the chance to work with the team at Icknield, the children and the parents in order to take the school forward. I want to ensure the children thrive, have the very best learning opportunities and are able to receive the education they deserve.”
Laura has a career of teaching, and leadership roles within Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 schools, as well as being a tutor for the Primary and Middle Years Teacher Training programme at the University of Cambridge. Laura has experience of being a Headteacher and an Executive Headteacher at schools in Hertfordshire.
Mrs Rawlings said: “I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead Stapleford Community Primary School. I intend to build on the school’s successes and use the unique features of our setting to provide a learning environment which inspires our pupils to learn and grow. Working in partnership with passionate school staff and the local community, and with the support and expertise of Anglian Leaning, it is exciting to drive the next chapter in our caring and ambitious vision for our children.”
Jonathan Culpin, Chief Executive Officer of Anglian Learning said: “Myself and the wider executive team at Anglian Learning were delighted to appoint Diane and Laura to their new roles. They have already demonstrated their strong commitment to enhancing the quality of education and in building positive relationships with staff, parents, carers and the wider community.”