A new headteacher who has experience working in the UK and Qatar has been appointed to lead Jersey College Prep.
Catherine Precious will take over in September from current head Richard Sugden, who is retiring at the end of this school year.
She started her teaching career in 2000, going on to work in primary schools in Liverpool and Leeds. In 2013, she became headteacher at Tang Hall in York, part of the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust.
In September 2019, Ms Precious was appointed to lead Hempland Primary, also part of the trust, before stepping down for "personal reasons" in 2020. She then became a Primary Education Consultant in Doha, Qatar.
Between 2014 and 2020, she also worked as a freelance Ofsted Inspector.
"I am delighted to be appointed as the Headteacher of Jersey College Preparatory School," said Ms Precious. "I very much look forward to getting to know the school and working with staff, pupils, and the whole Jersey College community as we enter an exciting new phase together."
Mr Sugden said:: "It has been a genuine honour to be the Headteacher of Jersey College Prep. and to lead such a dedicated team, who work tirelessly to mould and shape children's futures.
"I wish Catherine all the very best for the future and would like to thank all of the team at JCP, students, and parents and carers for all their support through the years. I leave with the fondest of memories."
Chair of Governors Louise Read added: "On behalf of the whole college community I would like to thank Richard for all his hard work and dedication, particularly leading Jersey College Prep through the challenges posed by the pandemic and wish him a happy retirement.
"I am pleased to be able to welcome Catherine to the College. Catherine brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I look forward to working with her in the months ahead."
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