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New deputy head teacher at Ilkley Grammar School
11:00am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
One of the new faces to join Ilkley Grammar School this term is new deputy head teacher Carly Purnell.
Mrs Purnell (pictured), 38, joins the Cowpasture Road school this autumn as its second deputy head teacher.
She previously worked at Hanson School, Bradford, and has been impressed by Ilkley Grammar’s unswerving commitment to raise standards and to provide outstanding education at the heart of the local community.
Mrs Purnell said: “As a parent, a teacher and a leader, I am passionate about the ability of education to transform the lives of young people and unlock their potential. I encourage my own children, and all students, to have high aspirations and to positively embrace the opportunities which are available to them.”
Head teacher Gillian James welcomed Mrs Purnell to the school.
She said: “I am delighted Carly accepted the role of deputy head teacher at Ilkley Grammar School and look forward to working together with our existing deputy head teacher Mr Daly.”
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