New Principal, 19th June 2019

After more than 13 successful and transformational years leading The County High School, Leftwich, as Principal, Miss Brandreth retires this summer. Following a rigorous and thorough recruitment process, Mr Snelson has been appointed as the new Principal from September.

Mr Penter Chair of Governors commented:

"Mr Snelson, a graduate in Economics, joined The County High School, Leftwich in September 2006 and has played a pivotal role in helping to build its reputation as a high-achieving academy, currently as Vice-Principal. He thus has a deep understanding of its ethos and a clear vision for its future."

Miss Brandreth commented:

"I am immensely proud and truly delighted to leave my lovely school in such capable hands."

Mr Snelson commented:

"It is a great honour to be entrusted with the opportunity to lead the Academy into its next phase of development. Having taught and led at the Academy for 13 years, I am well aware of how big a privilege it is to be asked to lead the talented and hardworking students, teachers and support staff, underpinned by supportive parents and carers. Working with and learning from Miss Brandreth as the Academy has formed and embedded its current position as an "outstanding" Academy has been an enriching, fulfilling and rewarding experience. Miss Brandreth's tireless work to ensure that every student has the chance to achieve their potential and that colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop in their careers, is something I will continue as the Academy transitions into the next exciting phase of its development.

I am delighted to lead this accomplished team of teachers and support staff, ensuring that every student continues to develop: their comprehension and command of knowledge, their character and their creativity and imagination. With my talented team and, crucially, support from parents and carers, I will ensure that students continue to: enjoy and achieve and leave aware of and fully prepared for the world beyond their own, having fulfilled their academic potential.

I warmly invite parents, carers and their children to our Open Evening on Thursday 26th September so they too can see what a fabulous learning environment The County High School, Leftwich is."

Letter from Chair of Governors - New Principal


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