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4 June 2020
Gagle Brook Primary School Appoints New Principal

Gagle Brook Primary School Appoints New Principal

The White Horse Federation is delighted to announce that Gagle Brook has appointed Drew Price to be the school’s new principal.

Mr Price has most recently worked across key stage 1 and key stage 2 and as maths lead at Dunalley Primary School in Cheltenham, having previously worked within the White Horse Federation at Zouch Primary School. After a transition period, Mr Price will join Gagle Brook in September.

Replacing previous principal Gill Gooch, who is moving to a headship at Iver Village Infant School, Mr Price will use his passion and leadership experience to bring added stability to Gagle Brook.

Prior to working as a teacher, Mr Price worked in the finance sector in London, alongside volunteering at a number of schools and youth settings during this period.

Upon being appointed principal, Drew Price said: “I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with the fantastic team at Gagle Brook and look forward to engaging proactively with parents and working together to ensure we can collectively help the children and school to flourish. As an eco school, with a focus on the One Planet principles, I firmly believe we can collectively develop an engaging learning environment with sustainability at its core.”

Mr Price’s knowledge and expertise will strengthen the leadership team at Gagle Brook as they build upon the progress made at the school since opening in 2018.

Gagle Brook joined The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust as a new school in 2018. The trust is responsible for 32 schools across Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucester, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

Chris Belli, regional director at the federation, said: “I am delighted to introduce Drew as the new principal of Gagle Brook Primary School. His leadership experience and exciting vision for the school made him the outstanding candidate for the role, and we are thrilled that he will be joining the school community in September.

Drew Price’s appointment at Gagle Brook will begin in September after a transition period. Mr Price will engage with staff and parents to learn more about the opportunities and challenges at the school and its future within the Elmsbrook and Bicester communities.

Once he is in post, Mr Price will share his vision and strategy for the school with parents and work in partnership towards a collective ambition and future for Gagle Brook and its pupils.

Everyone at The White Horse Federation would like to welcome Drew to the family. We can’t wait to start working with him as we continue to make progress at Gagle Brook Primary School and improve outcomes for its staff and students.

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