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A primary school in Eye is starting the new year with a new headteacher.

READY: Steven Ginn has replaced Mark Carlyle as headteacher. Picture by Mecha Morton.
READY: Steven Ginn has replaced Mark Carlyle as headteacher. Picture by Mecha Morton.

Steven Ginn has replaced Mark Carlyle and will oversee the learning and teaching of 200 pupils at St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School.

Born and raised in Suffolk, the father-of-three has been keen to return home after 10 years in Norfolk.

The 43-year-old said: “I am very fond of Suffolk. The sense of community is overwhelming actually, so I am really looking forward to working with the community and enriching the children’s learning.”

Mr Ginn has previously worked in management, media and financial services and has been teaching for the past 10 years at the Federation of Great Ellingham and Rocklands schools in Norfolk.

Mr Ginn, who went to Southwold Primary School as a child, appreciates the community spirit and engagement in Eye.

“I remember my primary school years fondly, much more so than perhaps my high school years,” he said.

“It’s our responsibility to make those formative years happy and productive.

“I see the community as a real integral part of that; I have already started to reach out to different parts of the community to see how they can be involved in the children’s learning.”

As the new headteacher, he is keen to foster happy and confident children, who love to learn.

“I’m ready for this challenge and I’m looking forward to getting to know the children and involving myself in school life,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to learning with them and creating the sort of school that we can all get the best out of.”

His predecessor, Mr Carlyle, is taking on two rural schools, Tivetshall and Burston Primary School, as executive headteacher.

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