New assistant headteacher appointed at Grantham academy

New assistant headteacher at Priory Ruskin Academy, Victoria Rossington. 442D

New assistant headteacher at Priory Ruskin Academy, Victoria Rossington. 442D

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A new assistant headteacher has been appointed by Priory Ruskin Academy in Grantham.

Victoria Rossington has moved to the academy after teaching at Walton Girls’ High School for 21 years where she was Director of Performing Arts.

Mrs Rossington aims to bring more cultural awareness to the school so that students are inspired and motivated by the high quality and range of cultural events.

Mrs Rossington said: “I feel very passionate about helping students achieve their full potential through the Arts. I feel very strongly that all students are entitled to a range of high-quality Arts experiences, whatever their background and ability.”

She added: “It’s an exciting time to move to Priory Ruskin with the new £13.5 million build due to open in February 2014. I see great potential in what is already an excellent school.”

Mrs Rossington was one of the first Advanced Skills teachers in the country and she was invited to become an Advanced Lead Practitioner. As a result she was asked to meet Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street.

Mrs Rossington also wants to work closely with primary and secondary schools to develop Arts provision. She also aims to increase the availability of musical instruments in the school and develop choirs and ensembles.