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Third time lucky as West Norfolk village schools finally appoint new headteacher


By Eve Tawfick


A group of West Norfolk primary schools has appointed a new headteacher at the third attempt.

The St Mary’s Federation, which includes the primary schools in Brancaster, Docking and Sedgeford, had advertised for a new leader on two previous occasions without success.

But Gavin King has now been recruited to lead the group and will hold an open afternoon at Sedgeford next month to meet both current and prospective parents.

Mr King, who previously led the Bressingham Primary School for seven years and most recently worked as chief of staff for an academy trust in Norwich, said: “I can’t wait to get started.

“This was the only job I applied for as I could see there was something very special about these schools.

“I’m looking forward to using my experience to bring them onwards and upwards.”

There will be an open event held at the Sedgeford Primary on Thursday, June 6, from 1pm, where prospective parents will have the opportunity to meet the new headmaster.

Mr King said: “Sedgeford is a unique school in a beautiful setting. It has a lovely family ethos and the school is developing an exciting creative curriculum.”

Gavin King
Gavin King


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