New Headteacher Announcement

Dear Parents and Carers,

The Governors are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Jennifer Palmer as the new Headteacher of Whitley Lodge First School.

During a rigorous selection process involving staff, pupils, Governors and the Local Authority, Mrs Palmer stood out as an exceptional candidate and was the unanimous choice of all members of the selection panel.  The panel feels that Mrs Palmer possesses the right skills and experience to lead the school community and to further develop and improve our school. Mrs Palmer is currently the Deputy Headteacher at a local first school and she will be joining us in September 2022.

Mrs Elkin and Mrs Lucas will continue to be Acting Headteachers for the remainder of the academic year.

With Mrs Palmers appointment, we can be optimistic about a strong and successful future for the school, I know she is already looking forward to meeting parents and students and sharing her vison for the future.


Yours faithfully,

Abigail Cummings,

Chair of Governors,

Whitley Lodge First School