The new headteacher of Wickhambrook Primary Academy has spoken of her pride after taking over the headship at the village school.
Hannah Tyzack praised the support she had received from staff, students and parents after starting as headteacher this month.
Hannah, whose children attended Wickhambrook where she has worked for eight years, said: “It has been challenging but also an exciting time to begin a headship. I have been in teaching for 20 years and felt I was ready for a new challenge. I love Wickhambrook and I am very proud to be the new headteacher.
“It has been a bit of a whirlwind since I started as headteacher, but I have a fantastic team who all support each other. I think it has also helped that I was at the school before becoming headteacher.”
The end of Hannah’s first day saw the country put back into a national lockdown – including the majority of pupils resuming a home-schooling programme.
Hannah said: “I had a great relationship with staff. Since we came back in January, they have constantly gone above and beyond to provide the best home-schooling programme as possible, alongside our support of pupils still attending school. The parents have been really supportive since I started as headteacher and they really appreciate what we are doing.
“The school has a fantastic family feel and the children are wonderful. They all care for each other and we champion every child, every day.”