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Vale Primary deputy becomes headteacher

The deputy head at Vale Primary School is moving up to become its new headteacher.

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Lauren Eyton-Jones is the new headteacher at Vale Primary School. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 33052264)

Lauren Eyton-Jones has spent nearly 30 years in primary education.

She previously taught at Castel School before moving to Vale and was deputy head under outgoing Vale head Gary Hind.

The Education, Sport & Culture Committee said her appointment followed a competitive recruitment process.

It will now start looking for a new deputy head.

Mrs Eyton-Jones said she had been very fortunate to have worked in a wide variety of schools across a wide range of year groups and leadership positions.

‘It is a job for which I have an absolute passion and I feel both excited and privileged to have been appointed headteacher,’ she said.

She was looking forward to building on the progress made under Mr Hind’s leadership ‘and to continue to work with our staff, children and whole school community in order to ensure Vale Primary provides the very best educational outcomes for all, in an aspirational, inclusive and engaging learning environment’.

ESC president Andrea Dudley-Owen said Mrs Eyton-Jones had clearly made a mark on the Vale School community during her time as deputy headteacher.

‘I am delighted to see her successful in her application to take the next step as headteacher,’ she said.

‘I have no doubt she will continue the hard work led by Gary, constantly push the school’s boundaries and ensure they never stop striving for improvement.’

Headteachers were at the heart of school communities and were vital to a school’s success, she said.

‘We are privileged to have such quality members of staff in those posts in Guernsey.’