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New Headteacher for Camblesforth Community Primary Academy

A school leader with a passion for science is to become the new Headteacher at Camblesforth Community Primary Academy.

Bev Fletcher, currently Head of School at Brotherton and Byram Community Primary Academy, a partner school within the Ebor Academy Trust, takes over after Easter from Maria Butler. Camblesforth joined Ebor in January.

Bev says she loves teaching all subjects but has a passion for science – and she has collected two Rolls Royce awards for projects to develop teaching and learning of science and outdoor learning.

“I have worked for Ebor Academy Trust since Brotherton became an academy in 2015 and feel privileged to be part of an organisation that collaborates and shares best practice so every child has the best education and the best opportunities,” she said.

“Having the opportunity to now be Headteacher at Camblesforth, within Ebor, is very exciting and I cannot wait to work as a team with staff, children, parents and community to continue to grow as a school, finding exciting opportunities for all children to shine in everything they do.

“Creating an environment where teachers and children excel in a culture of mutual respect, honesty and trust is very important to me.

“I believe that when teachers love teaching they inspire children to love learning and as a head you have the influence for this to happen through the school’s culture, through a wide and creative curriculum, and by providing every opportunity for challenge and excitement in learning.”

Ebor Academy Trust currently comprises seven schools across Yorkshire, with more set to join in the coming months. Chief Executive Richard Ludlow said: “At the same time as welcoming Bev Fletcher to Camblesforth, where I know her enthusiasm and love of learning will be of tremendous benefit to the school community, I also want to thank Maria Butler for her commitment to Camblesforth, her steady hand on the tiller and her desire for the school to always do the best it can for its pupils. We wish her well.”

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