It’s fair to say that running a school takes expertise, determination and a lot of patience, so running two must be challenging to say the least.
But that’s what Kings Langley School (KLS) headteacher Gary Lewis has done after he accepted the role of executive headteacher at The Cavendish School in Hemel Hempstead, meaning he takes control of both schools.
The Hemel school is ranked ‘well below average’ in recently released education tables, and Mr Lewis hopes to turn its fortunes around whilst current headteacher, Sarah Lansley, remains on sick leave.
In a letter sent to parents last month, Mr Lewis said: “I have recently been appointed on a non-permanent basis as the executive headteacher for The Cavendish School in Hemel Hempstead in order to provide a clear strategic direction to help raise standards and outcomes.
“Although we are not in a formal partnership with Cavendish, there will be some element of sharing of resources and expertise.”
Mr Lewis assured parents that the impact to KLS would remain minimal.
For more stories read the March edition of KingsNews which will be distributed on March 3.