A new but familiar face is leading the way at Bidford Primary School as a new headteacher was appointed at the start of the term. Former deputy head Andy Simms has taken up the post after starting the academic year as the acting headteacher. He has worked at the school for three years as its deputy and is looking forward to the new challenge as well as introducing a creative curriculum. Simms said, 'I am a great enthusiast for a creative curriculum and have the energy and tenacity to promote high standards and to deal with the challenges facing primary education.'
He came to the school from St David's Primary in Moreton and has lived in the area for 20 years, something he said has helped him understand the needs of rural communities. Simms added, 'In the long term I want to educate all our pupils to become healthy, reflective, self motivated individuals, confident in their own learning.'