Mrs Cassandra Williams has been appointed Executive Principal for Bright Tribe Trust’s Suffolk primary schools, comprising of Cliff Lane Primary School, Castle Hill Infant School and Castle Hill Junior School. She took up the post of Executive Principal within Suffolk in September 2016.
Previously, she held the post of Headteacher of Thurton Church of England Primary School in Norfolk, which moved from an Ofsted rating of Satisfactory to Outstanding under her guidance. In 2015, the Chief Ofsted Inspector chose this school as the case study of excellence for primary schools for his Annual Report.
Mrs Williams has spoken at many national and regional conferences about how children learn and also works as a Lead Ofsted Inspector. This wealth of knowledge and experience will further support the Bright Tribe’s aim for excellence. The role of the Executive Principal is to challenge and support the leaders of the schools and to ensure a strong leadership team across all the schools. Joint working, innovative approaches and high standards are at the core of each of Bright Tribe’s schools.
On her first two weeks in the role, Mrs Williams said: “I have enjoyed meeting the parents and children at the school gates at the beginning and end of the school day. The children look very smart in their new uniforms and the parents have fed back on how happy they are with the changes which are being put in place.
“I am delighted to be part of Bright Tribe Trust as we enter a phase of further improvements. As Bright Tribe grows both in size and reputation, I plan to work closely with our exceptionally talented staff across our three Suffolk primary schools, to ensure that every child and member of staff achieves more than they ever thought possible.”
Mary McKeeman, Director of School Improvement for Bright Tribe, said: “The Suffolk primary schools have seen steady improvement over the past couple of years and Mrs Williams is absolutely the right person to lead them from strength to strength”.