Bishop dedicates Berkhamsted schools’ collaboration
17th October 2017
Two Church of England schools in Berkhamsted celebrated their new collaboration with a special start-of-term dedication service at St Peter’s led by Michael, Bishop of Hertford.
The Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley presented Bibles to the two new Heads of School and addressed all the pupils. He blessed two new crosses for Victoria Infant and Nursery School and The Thomas Coram School. The crosses were especially made, symbolically crafted from the same piece of wood by Jonathon Hemingray, and display the figure of the welcoming Christ.
The Senior Leadership Team appointments are just one aspect of the closer collaboration, which will also include sharing staff training, teaching expertise and resources, and achieving financial efficiencies.
Executive Headteacher Rob Halls says: “This exciting partnership combines the best possible outcomes for pupils with great professional opportunities for staff. I’m looking forward to developing a highly effective relationship between our two Church schools that is as seamless as possible for children, staff, parents and carers.”