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Burston and Tivetshall Primary School welcome new executive headteacher Mark Carlyle




Two rural schools in Norfolk have welcomed a new executive headteacher.

LOOKING UPWARDS: Mark Carlyle wants to help both schools move forward and grow in size. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.
LOOKING UPWARDS: Mark Carlyle wants to help both schools move forward and grow in size. Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.

Mark Carlyle has replaced Carol Green at Burston and Tivetshall Primary School.

Mr Carlyle, who used to be headteacher at Eye Primary School, is looking forward to getting to know the 65 children split across the two sites.

The father-of-four said: “It’s a really exciting opportunity to work with two schools that are such an important part of those rural communities.

“One of the advantages of working in small schools is that you get to know the children extremely well and are able to very clearly identify what their needs are on an individual basis,” he said.

“My aim is to build learning experiences around the interests and passions of the children, which is really exciting.”

Mr Carlyle, who has worked as a teacher since 1996, has set himself the goal of trying to grow both schools in size.

“We have fantastic children and staff and it’s really important that people get to find out what we do, because I believe that both schools are very special places to work and learn in,” said the 45-year-old, who lives in Rickinghall.

“I’d like to encourage parents who are making their decisions around school choices at the moment to come to pay us a visit.

“I am very proud of Burston and Tivetshall and would love to have the opportunity to show people around and to express what makes us special.”



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