New head for Newmarket’s Houldsworth Valley primary academy
Newmarket’s Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy will be welcoming a new headteacher later this year.
Lisa Tweed, 40, currently head of Risby Primary School, will be joining the 268-pupil Rowley Drive School in September. Former head Geraldine FitzGerald left for personal reasons and it is currently being run by interim head Katherine Schofield.
“After spending time at Houldsworth, I found it to be a really warm and welcoming place where everyone – staff, pupils, parents and the governing body – are working together and striving for the best for the children,” said Mrs Tweed. “The children are clearly at the heart of everything they do and I want to help take the school onto the next level.
“Risby is a thriving and happy school and I have had a fantastic three years there. I just felt it was the right time for a new challenge.”
Alistair Paterson, chair of governors at Houldsworth, said: “The governing body are very
pleased to have found an exceptional head to lead our school.
“We are looking forward to working with Lisa to embark on a new chapter at Houldsworth
Valley and ultimately make us a first choice school in Newmarket.”
In January, Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy, which has 268 pupils, joined the Samuel
Ward Academy Trust.