LYNNE Anderson is to be headteacher of a school so new it is not yet quite built. Monkfield Park primary school, to which she was appointed in April, is currently under construction at Cambourne, a new village of 3,300 homes being built seven miles to the west of Cambridge. It will open in September with four classrooms and will eventually have 14, to cater for a maximum of 420 pupils. Mrs Anderson, who has held three previous headships (including one at a new school) is currently busy appointing staff, planning the curriculum, and working with the architect and Cambridgeshire County Council on the interior and equipment of the school.
Anne Edwards, professor of primary education at the University of Leeds, has been appointed to a chair of pedagogic practice at Birmingham University's school of education from September 1.
Andrew Lamb has been appointed headmaster of Stancliffe Hall, a co-educational prep school in Derbyshire. Mr Lamb first joined the school 22 years ago as head of English, progressing through the ranks to director of studies, senior master and then deputy head.
He originally intended to stay only three or four years but was so charmed by the Derbyshire Dales and the school's parkland setting that he never moved on.
Brian Mella, currently head of Broadwater Manor prep school in Worthing, has been appointed head of the junior department of Brighton College from September. He succeeds Graham Brown, who is retiring after 19 years.