Long Stratton High School appoints new headteacher

Dr Roger Harris.

Dr Roger Harris.

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The governors of Long Stratton High School say they are “delighted” after the swift appointment of their new headteacher for the beginning of the next academic year.

Dr Roger Harris, currently serving as the Acting Headteacher at Woodlands Academy in Coventry, will take the reigns at the Manor Road-based school in September 2016, following the recently-announced retirment of current head John Wilson.

Dr Harris, a former research scientist at the John Innes Centre and a Biophysical Sciences PhD graduate from the University of East Anglia (UEA), has previously taught at Thetford Academy and Earlham High School, which is now known as City Academy Norwich.

He said: “Long Stratton High School has the potential to be one of the bestschools in Norfolk and I am looking forward to working with staff and governors to take the school forward.”

Dr Harris will take over from Mr Wilson, who is leaving after holding leadership roles at Long Stratton High School for 16 years, including Deputy Headteacher in 2000, and Acting Headteacher, then Headteacher in 2011.

Deborah Sacks, Chair of Governors, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Dr Harris from a very strong field of candidates.

“He has some clear ideas as to how to take our school to “Outstanding” and we all look forward to working with him.”