Tapton School Academy Trust

Tapton School Headteacher Announcement

Tapton School is the lead school in our Multi-Academy Trust, and is proud to play an important role in our development.

Since 2012, staff within Tapton School have benefited from both the support and ongoing professional development opportunities available through the Trust.

Earlier this year, Bradfield School Trustees approached the Trust, and took the decision to join. On the 4th April 2019, Bradfield School's transfer application was approved by the Regional Schools Headteacher Board. TSAT is now working with Bradfield School and the relevant professional bodies to take this process forwards.

In the meantime, the Trustees of Bradfield School have approached TSAT so support them with interim leadership. Tapton School's Co-Headteacher, Adrian May, having worked with Bradfield School in his role as TSAT Director of Standards, has been offered the role of Interim Headteacher at Bradfield School.

Adrian has accepted this offer and will begin a secondment at Bradfield School from the 10th June 2019.

Initially this arrangement will exist until 31st August 2019, but could be extended for a further period. This arrangement is funded by Bradfield School.

Throughout the period Kat Rhodes will take over as sole Headteacher of Tapton School. Tapton has strengthened its leadership team with an additional Assistant Headteacher for this interim period to ensure continuity.

This is a great opportunity for Adrian and one he is very excited about. All of us wish him well in his secondment.