STAFF and pupils at Lightcliffe Preparatory School have welcomed a new headteacher.
Louise Reynolds joined the school at the start of the term from Luddenden Foot Junior and Infants School.
The mum-of-three has a wealth of educational experience, having worked in both independent and state schools.
Before her previous school, she spent six years as deputy dead at Triangle Primary School in Sowerby Bridge.
Louise trained as a teacher at Didsbury College in Manchester and her first experience working as a teacher was at the preparatory department of Manchester Girl’s High, an independent school.
Louise said she was delighted to be taking on the challenge of her new role.
She said: “Some of my fondest memories were when I was working in the independent education sector, this is why I was so keen to apply for the role of headteacher at the Preparatory School.
“I’ve joined the school at an exciting time. We will soon be refurbishing the school which involves a new-build.
“My main aims are to offer a broad curriculum, make learning fun and increase already excellent provision of extra curricular activities.
“I’m lucky to be working with excellent teachers who aim to give the children a good grounding in the basics and bring fun into education.”