Principal of Elizabeth Woodville School announces she is leaving

Elizabeth Woodville school head teacher Pamela Hutchison
Elizabeth Woodville school head teacher Pamela Hutchison

The principal of a secondary school near Northampton has announced she is stepping down from her role.

In a letter sent home to parents on Friday, Pamela Hutchison, who has been in charge of the Elizabeth Woodville School since it was created in September 2011, said she felt it was the “right time for someone else to take over the school”.

EWS has campuses in Roade and Deanshanger and was formed through the merger of the former Roade School Sports College and Kingsbrook School in Deanshanger.

She said: “On Thursday night I told governors it was my intention to step down as principal of Elizabeth Woodville School (EWS).

“I very much enjoy working with staff, students and parents at EWS but it feels like the right time for someone else to take over and lead our school to outstanding.”

Mrs Hutchison said it was the intention of the academy’s sponsor, the Learning Schools Trust, to appoint a new principal by September.

Mrs Hutchison said she would be working with “all four academies” in the trust over the coming months and looked forward to working with EWS in the future.