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Wales High Appoints Next Headteacher

Lisa McCall
Since the Autumn, Governors have been working hard to ensure the success, achievement and improvement of the school is maintained and enhanced as we embarked on the search for a new Headteacher. This was following the notification that Mr Di’lasio would be leaving as Headteacher in 2024.

Following an extensive and exhaustive recruitment process during November and December, undertaken by Governors that included two full days of assessment and interviews with a strong field of potential candidates. We can confirm that the Appointment Panel comprising of five Governors appointed Miss McCall (our current Head of School) to become the next Headteacher at Wales. This decision has since been ratified by the Full Governing Body meeting held on 14th December.

It was clear that Miss McCall displayed the very best of professional leadership and a clear and exciting future vision for Wales. She passionately demonstrated how she has the experience and knowledge to drive us forward to even greater success and achievement in the future. It’s also a clear bonus that she has Wales High School in her blood having started at Wales as a newly qualified teacher 25 years ago, rising deservedly all the way to become our next Headteacher.

In commenting on her appointment, Miss McCall said:

“I feel incredibly honoured to be appointed as the next Headteacher at Wales High School. I look forward to building upon the rich traditions and values that Wales holds so dearly. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the school into the next phase of our new school build, which will provide a learning environment that the whole school community deserves.  It is my promise that under my leadership, all that is special and unique about Wales will continue to grow and develop and I look forward to working with you in the future.”                                                                                                                     

In commenting on her appointment, Cllr Dominic Beck, Chair of Governors said:

“I am very pleased that Governors were able to find such an exceptional candidate in Miss McCall to drive our school forward even further. Against a strong field, Miss McCall shone through. It’s exciting times at Wales with us planning the design, build and ultimate move into our modern new school building in a couple of years.

We felt Miss McCall has the vision and passion to ensure standards and outcomes for students are improved on even more during this time and beyond. I couldn’t be happier knowing our school will be in very good and safe hands.”