A HEREFORDSHIRE secondary school has announced who its new headteacher will be.

Weston Holder, who is currently the assistant headteacher, will be taking over the reins at Weobley High School from September.

Mr Holder has been at the school for 13 years and says he is delighted to have been appointed.

" I am very much looking forward to continuing to develop my relationship with whole school community, our students, parents, carers, and staff," he said.


"Weobley has an outstanding community and I see the school as very much part of that. As a school, we provide ourselves on being forward thinking and inclusive, where outstanding teaching and learning is intertwined with a strong pastoral ethos, embodied by our behaviour and culture.

"I have been fortunate to have been working at Weobley High School for the past 13 years and feel that I have played a big role in the journey to where we are today. I am now excited to have been trusted by the governors to lead these great schools from September."

Mr Holder, who teaches maths at the school, takes over from Dean Williams, who has been in charge for 16 years, eight of which as executive headteacher.

Hereford Times: Weston holder teaches maths at Weobley High School and is currently the assistant headteacherWeston holder teaches maths at Weobley High School and is currently the assistant headteacher (Image: Rob Davies)

"It is with thanks to Dean Williams, that this school is in the excellent shape it is in today and with the help of an experienced Senior Leadership team and an equally experienced and motivated group of staff, I am looking forward to the exciting times that lay ahead," added Mr Williams.

Marcus Williams, the chair of governors at Weobley Schools' Federation, said Mr Holder stood out as an exemplary candidate.

"He has a fantastic breadth of experience in school leadership having worked closely with Mr Williams on the school leadership team for the past eight years," he said.

"He also has the key responsibility at the school for whole school teaching and learning, leading this for many years and working directly with our subject leaders to ensure that the highest standards of teaching and learning are maintained."