Headteacher says goodbye to Broadoak after eight years

PUBLISHED: 08:48 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:53 27 July 2017

Shelagh Pritchard (right) with prefects and new headteacher Kathleen McGillcuddy.

Shelagh Pritchard (right) with prefects and new headteacher Kathleen McGillcuddy.

Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College

The headteacher of Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College has left the school after eight years at its helm.

Shelagh Pritchard has left the Weston-super-Mare secondary school to become an Ofsted inspector and consultant in schools.

In her time at Broadoak, Ms Pritchard has overseen many changes, including new £450,000 sports facilities, a new dance studio, and a large extension to provide new dining space.

She said she has found the job ‘incredibly rewarding’ and said the school’s students make her ‘proud every day’.

She added: “Eight years has simply flown by and in that time I have developed a real affection for the college and its community.

“I always wanted to be a teacher and being the first person in my family to go to university has made me value education enormously, as for me it was the passport to achieving my aspirations. It has, then, been my aim to build a school that supports all young people, no matter what their background, in achieving their ambitions.

“I have been proud to be a part of Broadoak’s success, it is a happy school which is ambitious for its students and I will take with me many fond memories of my time there.

Ms Pritchard will be replaced by Kathleen McGillcuddy, who will start in September.

Ms Pritchard said: “My very best wishes for the future go to all the staff and students and I am sure the new headteacher Ms McGillycuddy will take the college on to even more success.”

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