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Cath Rindl appointed new headteacher at Nansen Primary School

Cath Rindl is to be the new permanent head teacher of Nansen Primary School, it was announced today.

Mrs Rindl, who has been the Alum Rock school’s interim head since April 2015, was appointed to the post by the school’s sponsor CORE Education Trust. She will take up the post on September 1, 2016.

Ofsted inspectors recently reported that Nansen Primary School was taking effective actions towards the removal of special measures. This development is being credited to Mrs Rindl’s strong leadership skills and the support and guidance given to the school’s management team by CORE Education Trust.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO of the Trust Adrian Packer said: “I’m delighted to announce Mrs Rindl’s appointment as Nansen Primary School’s new permanent head. It’s a very important step forward for the school and we are confident she is the right person for the job and that she will build on the excellent work the she has already done there.

Mrs Rindl is currently headteacher of Benson Community School in Winson Green, a post she has held since 2004.

Mr Packer added: “Mrs Rindl will continue to lead Nansen Primary School in an interim capacity in the run up to the next full Section 5 Ofsted inspection, which is expected during this academic year. We will work closely with her current school to ensure a smooth and effective transition.

Of the appointment, Mrs Rindl said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Trust for appointing me to this exciting and challenging role, and for all the support it has provided during my time as interim headteacher. I very much look forward to continuing to work with the Trust and Nansen’s very committed teaching staff, who I know place the children at the centre of everything they do.

She added: “Exciting times lie ahead for Nansen and I am confident that the academy will be out of special measures in a very short time, thanks to the plan that has been put in place by the Trust, governors and staff. My aim is for this academy to be one Birmingham’s top performing primary schools. I very much look forward to making that become a reality.