School gets a head

GOVERNORS at a new £2.7 million school due to open in September next year in Portishead have appointed their headteacher

GOVERNORS at a new £2.7 million school due to open in September next year in Portishead have appointed their headteacher.Karen Sancto, who is currently head at Tickenham Primary School, has been appointed as the new boss at the Trinity VA Primary School at Marjoram Way at The Village Quarter.The school is due to open in September 2008, but Mrs Sancto will start in January 2008.Trinity Primary acting chairman of governors the Rev Sharon Crossman said: "We are all very excited by the project."It still feels like we have a long way to go, but the contractors will begin work in the early summer and I think we will all be surprised at how quickly the plans and vision become a reality."We are delighted to have appointed Karen as she will be able to offer the advice and support we need in these early stages."The school is a voluntary aided church foundation school and will have six classrooms, assembly hall, kitchen, reception hall, nursery, multi use games area and a computer suite.It is being built as part of the redevelopment of The Ashlands, which will see a further 1,650 homes being built in the town.Portishead and North Weston Town Council has also earmarked cash towards the creation of a new community hall which will be built above the new school.Information about applying for school places will be available during the summer.Pictured celebrating the appointment of Karen Sancto as headteacher of the new Trinity VA Primary School are school governor Jonathan Bell, whose children Joseph and Esther will attend the school, the Rev Sharon Crossman, governor Judy Sutherland, Helen Hall and Jonty Hall, the Rev Chris Scotchbrook, governor Robert Beckham and new headteacher Karen Sancto.

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