New Headteacher appointed at Pontefract junior school

The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School has appointed Richard Grogan as Headteacher from September 2020.

By James Carney
Thursday, 6th August 2020, 4:45 pm
Richard Grogan
Richard Grogan

Richard is an experienced senior leader and will be bringing more than 12 years of teaching experience to his new role.

He previously worked as Assistant Principal at Richmond Hill Academy in Leeds, which has over 620 pupils.

Richard said: “I’m looking forward to meeting the pupils and creating memorable moments back in the school environment in September.

"Values are incredibly important to me. Having spent time researching the Rookeries and Pontefract Academies Trust, their values struck a chord with me and meeting the senior leaders of the trust as part of the interview process really confirmed this. I feel there is a great fit and our values are aligned.”

Julian Appleyard OBE, Chief Executive of Pontefract Academies Trust said: “Richard impressed us all with his knowledge, experience and passion for excellence in education.

"His track record speaks volumes and we’re confident he’ll be a great fit for The Rookeries.

"Richard is big on standards and we are confident he will be a very strong addition to our primary leadership team.

"We have already started working together and are looking forward to great things in the new term.”

The Rookeries Carleton is part of Pontefract Academies Trust, which is a multi academy trust educating around 3,500 young people in Pontefract.