Letter from the Headteacher - 5th May 2017

Dear Parents & Carers

I am writing to you to inform you of a development that will take place from after the May half term of this academic year.  I have been asked by the Archdiocese of Southwark to become an Executive Headteacher of Bonus Pastor Catholic College and Thomas Moore School in Croydon and I have accepted this request and have committed to doing it.  I will still be based at Bonus Pastor Catholic College for two days a week and at some events at the school and will be very much part of strategic decisions made and the future of the school.

I am, however, delighted to inform you that Mr Jonathan Ronan, who is currently Deputy Headteacher, will become the Headteacher of the School, although his official title will be Head of School, from the same time, 3rd June 2017.  Essentially he will run the school operationally and deal with all student decisions, parental liaison and oversee the staff.

This arrangement is from 3rd June until August 2018 and Mr Ronan and I will write to you before this time is up to update you as to what will take place beyond this.

I would like to completely reassure you that the school will carry on in the same outstanding way that it already does.  Any changes that may take place will offer further improvement and further expertise that Mr Ronan will bring to the school.  Because Mr Ronan has worked with me for three years as my Deputy, we work closely together and any decisions that have been made over the last few years have been joint decision making.  If you have any questions or concerns about this please email or contact me at the school.

Finally, I would like to say that I think it is a real compliment to Bonus Pastor that the Archdiocese of Southwark have approached us with this partnership with another school in Croydon. I see this as very positive for all students and staff at the school. 

Yours sincerely

Ruth Holden