Welwyn Hatfield school head leaves

A HEADTEACHER has left a secondary school, to “pursue other career options”.

Stuart Phillips stood down from his post in charge of Chancellor’s School in Brookmans Park at the end of the spring term.

Parents were informed via a letter from chair of governors Phil Holm, who said: “After seven happy and successful years as headteacher at Chancellor’s School it has been mutually agreed that Stuart Phillips will leave the school at the end of this term in order to allow him to pursue other career options.

“The governors would like to thank Mr Phillips for all that he has done for Chancellor’s and wish him all the very best for the future.”

He added: “The governors will be working hard next term to ensure the recruitment of a suitable successor to Mr Phillips.”

Dr Josephine Valentine, headteacher of St Clement Danes School in Chorleywood, has taken on the role of acting headteacher for the summer term.