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Appointment of New Head

Saturday, 01 March 2008

Mr Stephen Whittaker, the current Headteacher of St Peter's CE Primary School in Chorley, has been appointed as the new Headmaster of Bolton School Boys' Division's Junior School. Mr Whittaker has a Bachelors of Education from the University of Chester and has been a Primary School teacher for 15 years. After six years at St James' CE Primary School in Lower Darwen, he moved to St John's CE/Methodist Primary School in Brinscall, where he became Deputy Headteacher. He then moved to St Peter's, where he has been Headteacher for the last five years.

Mr Whittaker is keen to develop each pupil's capabilities to the full. He places emphasis on the importance of children gaining experience outside the classroom and has a record of providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities for pupils including football, badminton, singing groups and school bands. He is also a firm believer in developing his own staff and involving parents and the wider community in the life of the School.

Outside school, Mr Whittaker is leader of Leyland Methodist Church's junior Music and Drama group and regularly plays drums for the CX music group.

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Mr Stephen Whittaker, the new Head at the Boys Division Junior School

Mr Stephen Whittaker, the new Head at the Boys' Division Junior School