A new headteacher has been appointed to a Uttoxeter middle school.

Annie GrattageAnnie Grattage starts in post at Ryecroft C.E. Middle School, Ashbourne Road, Rocester, on April 25th, 2022.

Ryecroft C.E. Middle School, which is Ofsted graded ‘good’, has approximately 200 pupils aged nine to 13-years-old and is part of Uttoxeter Learning Trust.

Annie will join Uttoxeter Learning Trust from Kingsland C.E. Academy in Stoke-on-Trent where she is currently Vice Principal and has spent most of her teaching career.

Initially starting her career as a classroom teacher, Annie has since held a number of roles including being an English and Maths Leader and a Special Educational Needs Coordinator.

She was designated as a Specialist Leader of Education in 2015 and has supported colleagues in schools across Stoke-on-Trent.

Prior to that, Annie taught English to elementary, junior and senior high school pupils in Osaka, Japan, after graduating from university. She also worked as an English teacher in Barcelona, Spain.

Annie said: “I am delighted and proud to be appointed Headteacher of Ryecroft C.E. Middle School. I am very much looking forward to meeting parents and carers and working with the local community and church as well as colleagues across Uttoxeter Learning Trust.”

She added: “My priorities will be to support and provide the children with opportunities to help them achieve the highest academic standards and develop their individual talents to the full. I believe this can be achieved through a strong partnership between the school, pupils, and parents and carers.”

Sarah Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Uttoxeter Learning Trust, said: “I am delighted to welcome Annie to our family of schools which are committed to inspiring learning and inspired children. Annie has a strong track record of expertise. We look forward to Annie joining us in April.”

For more information, visit https://www.ryecroft.staffs.sch.uk