New headteacher appointed at County Upper School

County Upper School has appointed a new headteacher.

In a letter to parents, last night Ian Cox – the Chair of the Local Governing Body and Tim Coulson, Chief Executive of Unity Schools Partnership said that they were “very pleased to announce that Ms Sally Kennedy will start as the school’s new headteacher in September”.

Ms Kennedy is currently associate headteacher at Walthamstow Girls School, and previously was head of school at Crown Woods College in Greenwich and assistant head at Kingsford Community School in Newham. By background, she teaches English.

Sally Kennedy image – Walthamstow School for Girls

It follows the Retirement of Vicky Neale who has led the school over the last 16 years and worked at the school for 29 years. In the letter, Mr Cox and Mr Coulson said “It will, of course, be a tough task to take over from Mrs Neale who has led the school with such distinction over the last 16 years and worked here for 29 years. Whilst next term Mrs Neale will be working with all of the sixth forms in our trust to share her expertise and this will take her away from County, I know that you will be pleased that she will lead the leavers’ events for years 11 and 13.”

Mrs Neale will continue to work with all of the sixth forms in the trust until she fully retires in the summer.
Nick Froy, headteacher from Newmarket Academy, will lead the school as headteacher for the summer term until Ms Kennedy takes over in September.