Monday 16th December 2019
Interim Executive Headship between St Matthew’s RC Primary School and St Gregory’s RC Primary School, South Shields.
Due to the forthcoming retirement on 31st December 2019 of Mr Ken Smithson, longstanding Headteacher at St Gregory’s (26 years), the governors of St Gregory’s and the Diocese have asked for our support. As an experienced Headteacher they would like Mr Humble to be an interim Executive Headteacher. This temporary role is for two terms (January 2020 to August 2020) and Mr Humble will work between both schools. This will be a supportive role during this period, as the governors of St Gregory’s look to recruit a permanent full-time replacement for Mr Smithson as soon as possible.
Mr Humble and the staff at St Matthew’s will continue to provide their full support to all children and their families during this period. Mr Humble will be contactable on a daily basis and will continue to lead and manage our school each day. The senior leadership team, (Mrs Torley, Mrs McGregor and Miss Wiblin) will continue to provide their invaluable support, but this will not take time away from their role, first and foremost, as a class teacher.
The governors will work closely with Mr Humble and all staff to ensure St Matthew’s continues to serve our community as an outstanding, vibrant school.
Mrs P Melia
Chair of Governors