SIXPENNY Handley First School has welcomed a new head teacher - Rachael Musselwhite.

Rachael, who was previously deputy headteacher at St Ives Primary, which is also part the Heath Academy Trust, hopes to develop stronger links with the community.

She said: “It is a privilege to join Sixpenny Handley School and work alongside a fantastic team of parents and teachers.I’m looking forward to working with them all to ensure the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

“We are very lucky to be at a school in such a beautiful and friendly setting. I’m keen to further develop links within the community - I very much see my role as helping children discover their role within village life.”