Mrs Amanda Harrison has been appointed as the new Principal of The Winsford Academy, with effect from 6th June 2016.

Mrs Harrison is currently Senior Deputy Head at Ysgol Clywedog School in Wrexham. She played a major role in transforming the standards and reputation of the school from under-achievement to become the school of choice for the local community.

Winsford Chair of Governors’ Miss Joanne Watkins said: ‘Mrs Harrison was the successful candidate from a very strong field, including several serving Headteachers and impressed everyone she met with her warmth, drive and ambition to make The Winsford Academy a great school.’

Executive Principal Peter Rubery said: ‘We are delighted to secure the services of a high quality leader. Mrs Harrison is a trained Estyn (Ofsted) Inspector and presented the Governors with a compelling vision for taking the Academy onto the next level.’

Mrs Harrison holds a 1st Class Degree in English from Bangor University and had a career in business before entering the teaching profession in 2000.