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Appointment of the new Principal from January 2019

Appointment of the new Principal from January 2019

Dear Parents,

As you know, Mr Ackers and Mrs Ackers will be leaving us at the beginning of 2019 to enjoy their well-earned retirement.

Over the last term, the Governors and representatives from the WeST Multi Academy Trust have been through a rigorous process to try to find a suitable successor to take our school forward from 2019.

I’m delighted to inform you that earlier this week we found our new Principal, Esther Best.

Mrs Best is currently head of Landulph Primary in Cornwall, a small school within a primary and secondary MAT. We are delighted to have found a new Principal who is so committed to building on the great work of Mr Ackers and Mrs Ackers, maintaining our school ethos and helping us to continue our journey onwards and upwards.

I trust you’ll join me and the Governors in extending a very warm welcome to Mrs Best and, of course, giving Mr Ackers and Mrs Ackers a wonderful last few months at Oreston.


As we end the school year I can also confirm that my term as Chair of Governors also comes to a close. I now hand over the reins to Mrs Anne Newall (our current Vice Chair) whilst retaining my membership of both the Oreston Local Governing Board and WeST Trust Board. It has been a privilege to have held the position of Chair throughout the last couple of years and I am very proud of our school and the progress we continue to make. I look forward to a new academic year with fresh challenges but I’m sure a bright future.

Wishing you all a very enjoyable summer holiday.


Paul Cox