23rd March 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am excited to share some updates with you about changes to our schools’ leadership. As a family of schools, we have enormous wealth in our leadership and now is the time to build on that strength to ensure we provide the best environment for our pupils, staff and schools to grow.
We are at an exciting time in the development of our Trust of schools. Whilst we are rightly proud of all that has been achieved historically, we are ambitious to continue to improve the quality of education that our children receive and deepen and broaden our connection and service to our communities.
It is important to emphasise that with the changes we are announcing, all schools will benefit. We are building a broader model of leadership for our Trust, creating capacity where it is needed, sharing our skills and expertise, and strengthening our structures to help everyone achieve their best to support our Trust aims.
For North Tawton Community Primary school, we are delighted to announce that from the start of the summer term (19th April 2021) Tara Penny will take up the post of Principal. Sunita Chauhan will be moving to Bradford and Black Torrington as Principal. In addition, to underscore the importance of our schools’ leadership in our communities, all our Heads of Schools and Headteachers will be called Principals moving forward.
Our Executive Principals in both our primary and secondary phases will now be enabled to support all schools across our Trust within our Primary and Secondary Leadership Boards, providing strategic direction and support to ensure we can achieve our aims.
Our school leaders have been working together to ensure a smooth transition as they ‘pass the baton’ safely onwards. During the coming weeks, you will see many of our school leaders around and about at school. Please do talk to them and say hello!
We know many of you will have questions and we would like to invite you to a virtual Parents’ Meeting on Wednesday 24th March 6pm. If you would like to attend, please join the Google Meet link. This will be posted on the School Dojo.
We will also be sharing more information on our Dojo pages, so please do visit to find out more.
With firm foundations of trust, respect, and cooperation, these changes will enable us to stride forward, to ensure that all can thrive and succeed.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Trust Leader and CEO