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New headteacher for Ramsey Grammar School

Sarah Findlater to move into the role in May 2021

A new headteacher has been appointed for Ramsey Grammar School.

Sarah Findlater will take over the role from Annette Baker, who is retiring next year after six years at the school and 37 years in teaching.

Mrs Findlater has led British Curriculum schools as a headteacher in the UK, United Arab Emirates and Asia.

Originally from Devon, she has a background in English and Philosophy (BA hons - University of Liverpool) and completed a PGCE in Secondary English at the Institute of Education at University College London.

The appointment comes as some on the Isle of Man are warning of a 'recruitment crisis' in education.

In total, twenty-eight applicants applied for the role from on and off-Island, and were interviewed remotely.

Mrs Findlater said: 'It is a great honour to accept the role of headteacher at Ramsey Grammar School and I am looking forward getting to know the students, staff and families.'

'I can see what a wonderful group of young people I am about to work with having already met some of the pupils remotely.'

'The students spoke fondly of the sense of community and were proud of the things their school has already achieved.'

'It is clear that there are great things already happening and I look forward to building upon these successes further.'

Current Headteacher, Annette Baker said: 'It has been a joy and a privilege to lead such a fantastic school.'

'I will leave with great memories and lasting friendships and I wish Sarah every success in the role.'

Education Minister Dr Alex Allinson said ‘I am delighted to welcome Sarah who brings a wealth of experience.'

'I would like to thank Annette for all she has done for the children and young people at Ballakermeen and Ramsey.'

Mrs Findlater will begin her time in the role in May 2021.

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