Christ the Sower School in Milton Keynes gets new headteacher

Lorraine Quirk has been named after being on loan to the Grange Farm school since September

By Clare Turner
Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:50 pm

The school - which was placed in special measures by Ofsted at its last inspection in December 2018 - is part of the Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust (ODBST).

Mrs Quirk, who had previously worked at Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, said: “The school is now on an upwards trajectory. We have a clear plan and becoming the headteacher at this important time enables me and the staff to commit ourselves to improving the way we work and pupils learn. I am excited because I know the school is going to become even more successful.”

Mrs Quirk had led her previous school to ‘outstanding’ and had been recognised as a National Leader of Education because of her skilful leadership and high standards.

Lorraine Quirk, far right

Governors were determined to capture this same drive for the children of Grange Farm.

Chairman of the governors, Pragasen Morgan, said: “I am thrilled we have been able to appoint someone with such a strong track record. Mrs Quirk demonstrates the professional abilities that we were seeking, and the governing body is looking forward to working with her to continue Christ the Sower’s progress. We know she is the right person to lead this school.”

David Cousins CEO of ODBST said: “We have very strong leadership in all of our schools and to be able to use Lorraine in Christ the Sower is perfect.”