The current Acting Headteacher at Guernsey’s Amherst Primary School has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.
Claire Hammond was Deputy Headteacher at the school for two years before recently stepping up as Acting Headteacher. Following a competitive recruitment process, Miss Hammond has now been formally appointed as Headteacher.
Claire brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. She is a firm advocate for providing a broad and balanced curriculum and strives to ensure all children have the opportunity to enjoy and develop their passions and aspirations.
Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen, President of the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture, said: ‘Claire has been a key figure at Amherst for several years now and I am sure her appointment – after a successful spell as Acting Headteacher – will be welcomed by students, staff, parents and carers. Claire has a huge amount of teaching experience not only in the Channel Islands but further afield in Singapore too, where she helped lead a large eight-form entry British International School with a multicultural community consisting of over 50 nationalities. I’m excited to see her influence at Amherst develop even further in the years ahead.’
Claire said: ‘I am so proud to be part of such a fantastic place, full of bright, inspiring, caring children who bring something different to every day. We have a highly dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly over the past two years to provide the best education possible during these challenging times and as a team, we strive to ensure our children experience a broad, balanced, inclusive curriculum where every child can flourish and reach their full potential.
‘As the new Headteacher of Amherst, I hope to build on the successes of the school and continue to lead the vision and values that Mrs Moore and the school community have worked so hard to establish, ensuring that every child gets every chance, every day.’