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28 April 2020
Nyland School Appoints New Principal

Nyland School Appoints New Principal

The White Horse Federation is delighted to announce that Paul Holroyd has joined Nyland School as its new principal.

Replacing previous principal Tamsyn van der Meulen, Mr Holroyd will use his passion and experience to bring added stability to the school.

In addition to recent successful headships at Forest High School and within The White Horse Federation at Gloucester Academy, Mr Holroyd has extensive experience in leadership positions at Gloucestershire Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and at Gloucester, Forest, and Stroud PRU. He has also served as an Ofsted inspector, and held a leadership role in a primary SEMH school.

Upon being appointed principal, Mr Holroyd said: “I am thrilled to be taking over at Nyland. The school is already in a good place and I look forward to continuing the excellent work that has already taken place under my predecessor and the leadership team at Nyland, so that the school can offer its pupils a first-class education.”

Paul Holroyd’s knowledge and expertise will strengthen the leadership team at Nyland as they build upon the progress made at the school in recent months.

Furthermore, Paul’s experience working in a primary SEMH school makes him the right person to lead the school into the future.

Nyland School joined The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust in 2012. The trust is responsible for 32 schools across Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucester, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

The White Horse Federation’s regional director for Swindon, Julian Morgan, said: “With over 30 years in education and experience in a variety of leadership roles including at a primary SEMH school, Paul is extremely well equipped to continue the excellent work carried out by Tamsyn and her staff in recent years. I am very excited to continue working together with Paul to provide pupils at Nyland School the best possible education.”

Everyone at The White Horse Federation would like to welcome Paul back to the family. We can’t wait to continue working with him to make progress at Nyland School and improve outcomes for its staff and pupils.

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