Meet the New Heads

Ballakermeen and QEII schools will have new head teachers from September after the successors to their longstanding leaders were appointed.

Graeme Corrin will take over from Adrienne Burnett at Ballakermeen and Charlotte Clarke will replace Sue Moore at Queen Elizabeth II.

Both new heads are from the island and have held a variety of educational roles, locally and in the UK.

Most recently, Mr Corrin has been second in command at Ramsey Grammar School and Mrs Clarke, who has previously led a secondary school in North Yorkshire, has been teaching children with additional educational needs at Ballakermeen.

Mr Corrin, said: ‘It’s a privilege to be entrusted with the leadership of Ballakermeen. I’m really looking forward to working with the many people, both within the school and the wider community, who clearly care so much about it and the futures of our young people.’

Mrs Clarke, said: ‘It is an honour to accept the role and I am delighted to be returning to the school, having attended as a student. I am aware how integral QEII is to the community and I am looking forward to developing positive relationships and building on its successes.’

They will take up their roles after Mrs Burnett and Ms Moore step down in the summer after more than 20 years at the helm of their respective schools.

Education Minister Julie Edge said: ‘I am confident we have found the right candidates and I wish them both well. I would like to thank Adrienne and Sue for all they have done for the children and young people on this Island in their careers, which collectively span more than 50 years. I wish them both, a long and happy retirement’.