THE senior deputy headteacher at The Marches School in Oswestry has taken up a new role.

Tim Stonall will move to Sir John Talbot's school in Whitchurch on June 1 to take up his new position as head of school

Tim has 10 years' experience in a senior leadership role and will lead on the continued improvement of the school.

The appointment will allow David O'Toole the opportunity to shape the Trust as it grows in his role as deputy chief executive officer.

Mr Stonall says he is passionate about the continued growth and development of Sir John Talbot's School and sixth form and has worked collaboratively with Mr O'Toole along with the senior team in recent years to establish the school's current strong position.

He said: "There is an exceptional team here at Sir John Talbot's School and it provides the perfect balance between a pursuit of academic excellence alongside personalised pastoral care.

"I am excited to join the school and continue Mr O'Toole's great work in the community.

"I am looking forward to working with staff and students as we move to a phased school return over the coming weeks and months."

Meanwhile Mr O'Toole added: "This is an exciting time for Sir John Talbot's School and the community.

"Sir John Talbot's School is continuing to prove why it is the school of choice locally and the number one in Shropshire for progress 8.

"Mr Stonall will continue to provide the best learning opportunities for the young people at our school."