Head looks forward to ‘exciting’ times

Mrs Hodgson (on the left) and Mrs Goring-Farrow (on the right) with a group of Brooklands pupils.

Mrs Hodgson (on the left) and Mrs Goring-Farrow (on the right) with a group of Brooklands pupils.

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A Leighton Buzzard middle school has appointed a new headteacher and deputy headteacher.

Brooklands School has announced that Julie Hodgson has taken on the top role following the retirement of Steve Harrington-Williams after 12 years at the school.

Mrs Hodgson has worked at Brooklands School for nine years starting in the maths department followed by promotion to deputy head.

A Brooklands spokesman said: “The pupils, parents and staff of the school know her very well and are very excited about her new position as headteacher.

Mrs Hodgson added: “As new headteacher at Brooklands this is an exciting time.

“The opportunity to build on the good work already completed and take the school further into the future is a great prospect and I look forward to working with staff, parents and pupils on the journey to outstanding.

“We pride ourselves at Brooklands on our happy, hardworking young people and their fantastic achievements. Our last inspection from Ofsted gave us a ‘Good’ category and stated ‘that students’ behaviour and attitude to learning is good. They enjoy their time at the academy.”

“They also wrote ‘Students feel safe because bullying is uncommon. Students say that any concerns they have are dealt with quickly and well’.”

New deputy head Colette Goring-Farrow has worked locally at schools in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes .

She said: “I am proud to have the opportunity to work at Brooklands School and have been made very welcome by the pupils, staff and parents.

“This is an exciting time for Brooklands as we build on our many strengths. I am delighted to be part of the culture of this great school.”