Corby primary school promotes leader to principal
Sam Eathorne has been promoted after her "outstanding" performance
The woman at the helm of a Corby primary school has been promoted to the role of principal after her "outstanding" performance.
Sam Eathorne has been associate principal at Beanfield Primary School in Farmstead Road for more than two years and has led the school through the most challenging of times.
Leyton Smith, primary executive principal of the Brooke Weston Trust which runs the school, said she has been an inspirational leader.
He said: "Sam has been at the forefront of ensuring both staff and pupils are safe and cared for whilst also striving to do our very best for the community we serve. I believe she has been an inspirational leader, leading an inspirational team of professionals.
"As we started this academic year it was agreed that on the basis of such outstanding performance that Sam rightly deserved to be recognised as the principal of Beanfield and no longer be seen as associate principal.
"This is a significant step forward in Sam's career and absolutely recognises both her performance as well as everyone's confidence in her as an exceptional leader."
Sam said: "I am delighted to be named as the principal of Beanfield and can’t wait to continue the journey I have started with the fantastic children, families, and staff that I work with.
"As a school, our aim is to ensure pupils have access to the best possible opportunities and experiences during their time with us so that they can reach their full potential and are better prepared for the future.
"Beanfield is already an amazing school and I am determined to ensure we move from strength to strength, together, as a community."
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