Mrs Lizzie Girling

We are delighted to announce our new Head of School, with effect from September 2020 will be Mrs Lizzie Girling.

Mrs Girling is already a member of the Seckford Education Trust (SET) team; her current role is as the Executive Head at our Maidstone and Causton primary schools in Felixstowe, where she has worked for 15 years. This means that she will already be known to many of our students as she will have taught them when they were at Causton Junior School.

Mrs Girling says: “Six years ago I was determined to find the right secondary education for my eldest who was getting ready to move on from Year Six.  I was impressed with Saxmundham School’s  approach of high quality teaching and learning as well as their strong pastoral support . It is a small school with a fantastic range of opportunities for its students, so I chose it for my own children. In fact I copied a few things they did, at my primary school, particularly the fantastic enrichment programme. I was delighted when a huge number of other parents from Felixstowe decided to do the same as me, and continue to do so every year. I am thrilled to be the new Head of School for Saxmundham from September.”

Mr Graham Watson, Chief Executive of the Seckford Foundation says: “The recruitment panel were all unanimously agreed that Mrs Girling is the best candidate for the job, and we are delighted to appoint her. She has effectively chosen us three times over: once for her children, once in deciding that her existing schools should join Seckford Education Trust and now in putting herself forward for this Headship at Saxmundham. You cannot see more commitment than that and I know that Mrs Girling will lead the School to even greater success than we are already seeing.”