Alpha Plus Group has announced the appointment of Laura Martin as the founding Headteacher of St. Anthony’s School for Girls. The school, located in Golders Green in London, opens in September 2016.
Laura has been appointed following a thorough recruitment process in conjunction with the Diocese of Westminster. She will be taking up her new position in April 2016. She joins the new school from her current role as Assistant Headteacher at Holy Family Catholic Primary School in West Acton, where she has been an integral part of the team that led Holy Family to achieve the grade ‘Outstanding’ in its first Ofsted inspection.
The Catholic ethos of the school will inform and guide its management and development in the coming years and the school will also welcome children from a non-Catholic background, continuing the tradition of the boys’ school in contributing to the diverse, tolerant and inclusive nature of the local community.
Mr Julian Drinkall, CEO of Alpha Plus Group, comments: “We are delighted to make this appointment and are extremely confident that Miss Martin will prove to be an excellent founding Headteacher of St. Anthony’s School for Girls.
“Under her leadership, we will develop a successful Catholic girls’ school to complement the already outstanding offering at St Anthony’s School for Boys, Hampstead. We expect many positive linkages to develop over time between the boys’ and the girls’ schools.
“Miss Martin will be supported in her new role by Mrs Jenny Aviss, Director of Schools and Colleges of Alpha Plus Group, Mr Paul Keyte, Headmaster of St. Anthony’s School for Boys and the Pastoral Board at the school.”
Laura Martin comments: “I am delighted to be appointed as Headteacher of St. Anthony’s School for Girls. It is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to welcoming the first intake of girls to their new school.
“Ivy House is a wonderful building and will prove an inspirational setting for the education and personal development of young girls.”