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New Head Teacher

11th May 2018


Dear Parents / Carers


On behalf of Ebor Academy trust, I am delighted to inform you that last week we were successful in appointing Mrs Helen Hayes-Smith as the new Head of Lakeside Primary Academy.


Mrs Hayes-Smith has a wide range of experience working within a range of schools in the York area. She comes to Lakeside following an interim Headteacher post within our Trust covering a Maternity leave. Prior to this she has held the Director of Teaching and Learning post within the Trust and been Vice Principal at our Outstanding school in York.


As part of my role as Senior Executive Headteacher within the Trust and the York area, I will be working very closely with Mrs Hayes-Smith and the school team at Lakeside ensuring that all transitions are seamless and the school continues to flourish and your children get the very best education and provision they are entitled to. The Trust is really pleased that an excellent practitioner has been selected to lead and develop the school in the future.


Mrs Cousins will take up her new role at Hob Moor as from Monday June 4th and we have asked Mr Crabtree to lead the school as Interim Head for the last half of the summer term.


Although the children will be saying a fond farewell to Mrs Cousins on Friday 25th May, she will continue to support Mr Crabtree, alongside myself, in those last 7 weeks of the summer term..


Mrs Hayes Smith will take up her substantive post at the start of the new academic year in September 2018.


I look forward to meeting you all in the weeks and months ahead.

Mrs Gail Brown

Senior Executive Headteacher

Ebor Academy Trust

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