Meet our new Deputy Head by Aiden Harper & Aiden Henderson

We have a new Deputy Headteacher. Her name is Holly Clarke and she has come from Shuttleworth College where she was the assistant head teacher. She is very nice. When asked what she thought of the school so far, she said: “I am enjoying working here at CCA. It is a super school to work in where I feel rewarded. I prefer being at Coal Clough to a mainstream school and I like coming to school every day.” She explained that she had been at Shuttleworth College for 10 years and was offered the job when she was still at university. Holly has always wanted to be a teacher and used to play schools as a child. She told us: “I decided a year ago to become a deputy head and the opportunity came up very quickly. I knew a lot about this school from my previous role.” Although she said she couldn’t name a favourite student, she did say that for this week she would select Isobel Pickering because she had tried very hard in her mock exams and not given up. Her advice to all of us was: “Whatever job you want to do try your hardest to get it and go for it. Do a job you want to do.”