Covid-19 11.05.20


Monday 11th May 2020


Dear Parents and Carers

Headteacher Townley Grammar School
I am delighted to announce that after her interview today with the Chair of Governors and then the Trustees panel, that Mrs Nevita Pandya is now the permanent Headteacher of Townley Grammar School. We are confident that the school is in very good hands moving forward and would like to congratulate Mrs Pandya on securing the post and wish her well for the task ahead.

Interim Chief Financial Officer
As you know, we tragically lost our CFO recently. We have replaced the post with an Interim CFO, Mr Mike Ford. Mr Ford is a very experienced CFO and he will be overseeing the financial management of the Trust. There will be further information about him in the Newsletter that you will receive this week.

Chief Operations Officer
We have also taken on a new COO, Mr Adrian Tallett, who will be here to oversee the areas of Facilities, HR, Marketing & Communications, GDPR, Governance  and IT across the Trust. Again, there will be more information about Mr Tallett in the Newsletter.

Other news
Further to Boris Johnson’s speech yesterday, more detailed information regarding the possibility of schools re-opening can be found on the BBC website.

We will keep you updated with any changes in the situation, along with any confirmation of if and when any students may be able to return to school. At the moment though, we will be continuing with the current situation and only allowing vulnerable children in school or children of key workers and all other students will continue to work on-line at home.

Take care and stay safe

Desmond Deehan

CEO/Executive Headteacher
Odyssey Trust for Education

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