New Head is full of plans for St Mary’s Lowestoft

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New Head is full of plans for St Mary’s Lowestoft

St Mary’s RC Primary School in Lowestoft has welcomed Mrs Ewa Parker as the new Head of School. Her predecessor, Imelda Cooper, retired in July.

Mrs Parker said: “It has been very busy compiling risk assessments and preparing to re-open the school for all pupils, but every minute has been enjoyable.” Although it is a challenging time for all schools, she has lots of plans for the future.

Mrs Parker is from Oulton Broad, and was the SENCo and Deputy Headteacher of St Mary’s Church of England Junior School in Long Stratton. Being a practicing Catholic, she was keen to be leading a Catholic School.

“I knew when I came to look around the school in February that this was the school I was meant to lead,” she said. “After being in school for a few days, I feel like I have been here for years.”

Mrs Parker will have the support of her Executive Headteacher Priscilla Crane and together they have begun to strategise key areas for school improvement. There have been several leadership changes in recent years and Mrs Parker wants to ensure that the pupils, parents, staff and governors of St Mary’s have a strong sense of stability, clear direction and ambition.

Pictured above is Mrs Ewa Parker