Nailsea School names new headteacher

Dee Heal is a current deputy headteacher at Nailsea School.

Dee Heal is a current deputy headteacher at Nailsea School. - Credit: Archant

Nailsea School has announced who will be its new headtacher from September, replacing current incumbent Chris Wade.

Dee Heal, who is one of the deputy headteachers at the school, will takeover from September 1.

However, because she is getting married in the summer, she will be known as Mrs Elliott once in the role.

Miss Heal, who used to work at Downend School in Bristol, said: “It’s an exciting time for Nailsea School.

“I’m looking forward to taking up the new post and continuing to raise standards and expectations.”


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Mr Wade has been appointed chief executive of the Inspirational Futures Trust – the academy chain which includes the North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College, Herons’ Moor Primary, St Katherine’s and Crockerne primary schools in Pill and a new free school opening in Bristol in September, the Bristol Futures Academy.

He will however oversee the changes during the first term of the new academic year at Nailsea School to ensure a smooth transition.

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A spokesman for Nailsea School said: “Mr Wade has done a fantastic job here at Nailsea over the past three years and we are proud to have supported him in developing the skills and abilities which have enabled him to move on to such a prestigious position in our local community.

“His success reflects what we aim at for our whole school community; aspire, believe, succeed.

“The governors look forward to working with Mrs Elliott as we continue to improve outcomes for all the young people at Nailsea School and wish Mr Wade every success in his new role.”

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