The governors of the Cavendish School have appointed Sally Franceschi as the head designate for the proposed new nursery and primary school.
Mrs Franceschi is currently assistant head teacher at Cavendish School, where she also teaches French. Her new role will be formalised if the plans for the primary school are approved and planning permission has been granted.
A mother of two, Mrs Franceschi is an experienced teacher who has spent her teaching career working in East Sussex schools. She has knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and practice in all phases and levels developed through her teaching and leadership roles and through a previous role as an adviser working for East Sussex and latterly as a Specialist Leader of Education.
Ian Swingler, the acting head teacher of Cavendish School said, “We are delighted to have Mrs Franceschi as the head designate of Cavendish Primary. Her knowledge and understanding of teaching and practice in all phases and levels makes her an outstanding candidate for this position.”
As well as working at Cavendish School, Mrs Franceschi enjoys sports, music and dance. She is a qualified exercise to music teacher and is a member of a successful yacht racing crew.
She said, “It’s a real honour to be appointed to lead Cavendish’s Primary School and I am delighted to accept. My priority is to ensure each and every child has a really positive start to their education and develops a love of learning from the very beginning. At Cavendish we want our pupils to make outstanding progress in a happy, safe and stimulating learning environment which provides them with opportunities to grow into confident, caring and well-rounded citizens.”
The Cavendish Primary School is scheduled to open in September 2015, subject to planning consent. Parents with children starting reception next September can apply for a place now through East Sussex County Council’s schools admissions procedure.