Following a successful national recruitment campaign, Simon White has been appointed as the new Headteacher for Heworth CE Primary School.

Mr White, who is currently the Head of School at Acomb Primary School, will take over from the current Headteacher, Michael Carr, in September.

Founded in 1873, Heworth CE Primary School has been educating children from Heworth and the surrounding area for almost 150 years. In 2016, the school became a founding member of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust along with Hempland Primary School, Badger Hill Primary School and Archbishop Holgate’s School. Heworth is currently rated Good by Ofsted and Outstanding by SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).

Chair of Governors, Stuart McKellar, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Mr White as our new Headteacher at Heworth from September. It is a particularly exciting time for our school going into our 150th year. We are looking forward to going from strength to strength together with Mr White bringing his considerable skills, strong values and great experience to lead at Heworth.”

Alongside his Head of School role at Acomb, Mr White is also Associate Headteacher at St Lawrence’s CE Primary School, both schools are also part of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust. He began working at Acomb in September 2015, joining the school as Deputy Headteacher. Prior to that he has worked at Clifton Green Primary School, starting as a class teacher and progressing on to become Assistant Headteacher during his time there.

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust’s CEO, Andrew Daly, said: “We are delighted with Mr White’s appointment as Headteacher for Heworth. His experience and commitment to the school’s Christian values will help to build on the hard work and achievements of Mr Carr and the staff, students, parents and governors at the school. I look forward to continuing to work with Mr White in his new role at Heworth.”

Simon White has been appointed as Heworth’s new Headteacher from September 2022.