The appointment of Mrs Angela Mitchell, currently Head Teacher of Ralph Butterfield Primary School, Haxby, York, as Head Teacher of The Minster School, was today confirmed by the Dean and Chapter of York. Founded in 627 AD, The Minster School is a co-educational independent day school for children aged 3-13 years.
The Dean of York, Dr Jonathan Frost, commented:
“As a Governing Body we looked to appoint a new Head Teacher who shares our commitment to excellence in academic progress, outstanding cultural enrichment and to a vibrant school community informed by generous Christian values. I am delighted, therefore, to announce Angela’s appointment as Head Teacher. With over 14 years’ experience in headship, Angela is exceptionally well placed to take these priorities forward. Angela will come to us from Ralph Butterfield where her inspirational leadership, professional drive and commitment to the flourishing of each child has been recognised by OFSTED in an ‘Outstanding’ rating for the school.”
Commenting on her new role Angela Mitchell said:
“First and foremost, I am a Head Teacher who places the greatest importance on knowing each pupil in my school. Nurturing, caring for and developing every child so that they are motivated and engaged in learning is a very high priority for me. I am under no illusion that this will be a challenging role but I have the experience and leadership skills to make a very positive difference to The Minster School and lead it into an exciting future.”
Angela will start her new role in September.