Top class plans for Semington school

Wiltshire Times: Gordon Campbell is the new headteacher at St George’s Primary School, Semington Gordon Campbell is the new headteacher at St George’s Primary School, Semington

After working in schools across Wiltshire teacher Gordon Campbell is looking forward to taking on a new challenge, in his first week as head of a primary school.

The 42-year-old father of two started at St George’s School, Semington, on Monday, and has already got stuck in to the day-to-day life of a village school.

He said: “It has been great, the staff and governing body have been very supportive, and have made me feel very welcome.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the children and getting to know their parents, which I think is vital.

Mr Campbell, who lives in Bath, has taught in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon, before taking on his first full-time headship in Semington.

“I know the area a bit as I spent most of my 15 years in education in Wiltshire, with only a 15-month secondment in Bristol,” he said.

“I spent five years in Trowbridge at Parochial School, which is now Bellefield, and then I was acting headteacher at Winsley C of E Primary School in Bradford, but I’m looking forward to getting to grips with my own school now.

“It’s a busy few terms coming up. I look forward to leading the school through the Easter service, then the next major event will be the leavers’ service at the end of the year, but there are always new events taking place that the community are involved in, so we are constantly building new relationships. Education is about academia but behind that it’s all about relationships.”

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