A huge welcome to Sharon - appointed new headteacher at Woodpecker

Sharon Parson, currently headteacher at Minerva Academy, a multi-cultural primary school in West London, has been appointed as the new headteacher of Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy.

She will join us in the new academic year.

Sharon is a very experienced school leader, with a strong track record of success in improving outcomes for her pupils and working in close partnership with families.

As an Associate School Leader (ASL) at Reach2 Trust, the largest primary-only academy Trust in the country, Sharon devised a range of programmes to support school improvement, with many of these schools seeing rapid progress in teaching, learning and pupil outcomes.

Sharon was also assistant head at an ’Outstanding’ primary school in Walthamstow and Head of School at Heath Hayes Academy in Staffordshire, as well as holding a number of other senior positions.

CHAT Academies Chief Executive Officer, Marino Charalambous, said:

“We are delighted to attract a headteacher of the calibre of Sharon to Woodpecker. She has the vision, energy and drive to take the school forward and to build on the outstanding success of Woodpecker to date.”

Sharon said: “I want children to be excited about school and I want them to have to best opportunities to excel. I believe it is our responsibility to prepare children for the twenty first century whilst giving them the learning skills to enable them to succeed, in a caring, happy environment.”