JFS appoints its fifth headteacher in seven years

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JFS appoints its fifth headteacher in seven years

Martin Tissot, executive head of a Catholic academy trust, takes over from former Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, in an interim role

JFS School
JFS School

JFS has appointed its fifth headteacher in seven years.   

Martin Tissot, executive head of a Catholic academy trust, takes over from former Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, who was was put in charge of the school after a damning Ofsted inspection and the departure of Rachel Fink. 

JFS was downgraded by the inspectorate to inadequate and placed in special measures amid concerns over safeguarding and behaviour.

Tissot, who runs the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust, wrote to parents this week, saying: “We are challenged to ensure that safeguarding in the school is robust, that there is a culture of vigilance and that we have a concern for the
welfare of each individual.”

He said online activity was “too often a source of harassment” and asked parents to support him “in ensuring phones are left at home and use of the internet and social media is supervised”.

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