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Tapton School Headteacher Announcement

As you are aware Tapton is the lead school in our Multi-Academy Trust, Tapton School Academy Trust, and we are proud to play an important role in its development.

Since 2012 staff within our school have benefited from both the support and ongoing professional development opportunities available through the Trust. Earlier this year, Bradfield School Trustees approached Tapton School Academy Trust, and took the decision to join. On 4th April 2019, Bradfield School's transfer application was approved by the Regional Schools Headteacher Board. Tapton School Academy Trust is now working with Bradfield School and the relevant professional bodies to take this process forwards.

In the meantime, the Trustees of Bradfield School have approached Tapton School Academy Trust to support Bradfield School with interim leadership. Our Co-Headteacher, Adrian May, having worked with Bradfield in his role as TSAT Director of Standards, has been offered the role of Interim Headteacher at Bradfield School.

Adrian has accepted this offer and will begin a secondment at Bradfield School from the 10th June 2019.

Initially this arrangement will exist until 31st August 2019, but could be extended for a further period. This arrangement is funded by Bradfield School.

Throughout this period I will takeover as sole Headteacher of Tapton School. We have strengthened Tapton's leadership team with an additional Assistant Headteacher for this interim period to ensure continuity.

This is a great opportunity for Adrian and one he is very excited about. All of us at Tapton wish him well in his secondment.

Kat Rhodes. Co-Headteacher, Tapton School