Mangotsfield School head teacher set to retire after 9 years

Published on: 04 Feb 2015

MANGOTSFIELD School head teacher Richard Badley is retiring in April after nine years in post.

The school’s governors are recruiting a replacement, who they hope will lead the school into a new era as an academy in the Castle School Education Trust.

Mangotsfield has developed close relationships with The Castle School and Downend School over the past two years aimed at raising students’ achievement. It believes joining CSET will take this a step further.

Joint chairs of governors Keith Greenfield and Richard Iles paid tribute to Mr Badley in a letter to parents in December.

“Richard’s commitment to both the care and development of our students and their education (an ethos which is shared by CSET and its partners), as well as his character and integrity, have been important driving forces in this journey. Governors are delighted that he has been able to lead the school to this important point in the life of the school before leaving Mangotsfield,” they said.

Consultation will be carried out on Mangotsfield’s plans for academy conversion.

Inspectors from Ofsted visited the school last month but their report has not yet been published.

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