Bentworth Primary Has New Headteacher

Samantha Jafuneh will take over as school becomes ARK Academy

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Bentworth Primary School, which is set to become an ARK Academy from September this year, has appointed a new headteacher.

School governers who decided earlier this yearto go ahead with proposals to transform the Shepherd's Bush school have appointed Samantha Jafuneh as the new head.

Mrs Jafuneh is currently deputy headteacher at Kinsley Primary School, in Yorkshire, where she has been credited with improving the quality of teaching and the rate of progress made by the children in reading, writing and mathematics.

She also developed parent and pupil workshops to bridge the gap between home and school learning.

Mrs Jafuneh says: " I’m really excited about joining Bentworth, getting to know its pupils and their families and to working with them to make Bentworth truly exceptional."

In her new job, she will work closely with executive head, Damian McBeath, who is headteacher of sister school ARK Conway Primary Academy.

He says: " We want to make Bentworth an outstanding school to give local children an excellent start to their school career and I look forward to working with Mrs Jafuneh and the Bentworth staff to make that a reality."

June 29, 2012