New head ‘honoured’ to be given role

New headteacher of Kesteven and Sleaford High School selective academy, Craig Booker. Photo: 9986SA-4
New headteacher of Kesteven and Sleaford High School selective academy, Craig Booker. Photo: 9986SA-4

A NEW headteacher has been appointed at Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy.

Craig Booker was appointed head on January 1 having previously been deputy head at the High School. He has been a member of staff there for 11 years.

He had also been acting head while outgoing headteacher Alison Ross was away on secondment with a new academy in King’s Lynn.

Mr Booker says he is honoured to be given the chance to be headteacher and is looking forward to working with pupils, staff, parents and governors to improve the school still further.

The High School has recently become an academy in line with Government policy encouraging schools to convert to academies, opting out of direct local authority funding control.

Mr Booker says he is looking forward to using this status to ensure that the pupils receive the best possible preparation for university or the world of work.

He paid tribute to the previous head, Mrs Ross, who has become principal of Stanground College in Peterborough.

Mr Booker said: “Mrs Ross has led the school for 15 years and in that time it achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in 2007.

“We all wish her well for the future.”