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New Principal Takes Over at St Austin’s Catholic Primary School

New Principal Takes Over at St Austin's Catholic Primary School

The staff and pupils at St Austin’s Catholic Primary School in Stafford are delighted to welcome their new Principal, Mrs Charlotte Rowley, to the school.  Mrs Rowley was appointed following the retirement of Mrs Michele Hoyle who spent 14 years as the Head of School at St Austin’s.
On her retirement, Michele said “The school has a wonderful reputation in the community.  I will miss you all, particularly the happy smiling faces of the children and the laughter we shared every day. I am sure you will offer Mrs Rowley the same support you have shown me.”
Charlotte was previously Deputy Headteacher at St Gregory's school in Longton and prior to that  was Acting Principal at St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary Academy in Stoke-on-Trent.  She originally trained to be a secondary English teacher and worked in high schools for a number of years as a teacher and senior leader. A key part of her role was transition from primary to secondary education, which she says influenced her decision to move to primary school leadership. Charlotte’s first teaching role was at Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, so she brings with her knowledge of the Painsley Catholic Academy and how all schools in the MAC work together.
Charlotte commented, “I want all children to be well-rounded, happy individuals. As a Catholic school, St Austin’s will continue to focus on developing the whole child - spiritually and academically, as well as ensuring that they are fulfilled through enrichment opportunities and experiences. I wish for all children to look back in fondness at their time with us, but also look ahead in readiness for the next steps in their educational journey and continue to thrive!”
The Directors of The Painsley Catholic Academy, governors, staff and children at St Austin’s wish to thank Mrs Hoyle for her years of dedicated service to Catholic education and in particular, her service at St Austin's.