Interim Headteacher Appointed

Miss Nijjar has been announced as the new Interim Headteacher at Long Close School and will take up the post in September.  She joins the School having been Deputy Headteacher (Head of Senior School) at Hydesville Tower School in Walsall, for six years.

Miss Nijjar said she is looking forward to the chance to lead Long Close at an important and exciting time in its development: “I am thrilled and hugely excited to have been appointed Interim Headteacher. I feel privileged to have this incredible opportunity. I am looking forward to working closely with the staff, pupils and parents at Long Close School over the next academic year.  When visiting the school, I was immediately struck by the dedication of the staff and witnessed the warm, caring atmosphere that provides each child with the best possible opportunity to develop academically and as individuals.” 

Miss Nijjar is a graduate of Lancaster University with a MA International Relations and Strategic Studies, and also holds a MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Buckingham.    Miss Nijjar began her teaching career at Runshaw College in Leyland and moved to Hydesville Tower School in 2003.  Miss Nijjar brings a wealth of experience to Long Close having a strong track record as a teacher delivering exceptional academic outcomes and as a school leader taking a role in all aspects of school life. Her senior leadership roles have encompassed a wide range of experiences including teaching and learning, curriculum development, significant pastoral responsibilities and safeguarding.  Throughout her career, she has been driven by striving for excellence ensuring outstanding examination results, high quality teaching and learning, and pastoral care ensuring the best outcomes for each child.

Miss Nijjar stated that, “My vision for Long Close School is to build on the tremendous work done by Ms McBride.  I am committed to the ethos of ‘preparing our students to make a difference in today’s world.   I believe that education for all young people should be a challenging, inspirational and transformational experience. It should recognise the potential of every learner and provide a structure for every learner to achieve this. It is essential that our pupils at Long Close are taught to develop themselves as people as well as achieving the best examination results and that they are fully prepared to take advantage of an ever changing global economy.”

Miss Nijjar is looking forward to getting to know pupils and parents in the coming months and to develop a supportive partnership that will enable pupils to achieve their very best.


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