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Steven Jump announced as new Headteacher for Maiden Erlegh School (from September 2024)

Following a rigorous recruitment process, we are delighted to announce that  Steven Jump has been appointed as Headteacher of Maiden Erlegh School with effect from September 2024.  A full statement regarding this appointment can be found below:  

Statement from Jonathon Peck, Chief Executive Officer (Maiden Erlegh Trust)

We were looking for an exceptional candidate to build on the strong foundations embedded by Paul Gibson and his team. The selection panel were impressed by the quality and calibre of the candidates who were attracted to the post which speaks volumes of the school's reputation. I am delighted, therefore, that Steven Jump has accepted our offer to lead the school as its new Headteacher from September 2024.  

Steven brings with him significant senior leadership experience gained within the Anthem Trust and most recently Ascend Learning Trust, and throughout the recruitment process demonstrated alignment with our core values of Aiming High, Being Inclusive and Working Together. I have no doubt that he will be an asset to the school and Trust community, and I look forward to working with him when he takes up the post in September 2024.  

I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Paul Gibson over the past five years and wish him all the best in his new role with Corvus Learning Trust. 

Statement from Andy Johnson, Executive Director of Education (Maiden Erlegh Trust) 

We are delighted to welcome Steven Jump as the next Headteacher at Maiden Erlegh School and the latest member of our skilled and experienced Headteacher team across the Maiden Erlegh Trust. From his visits to the school and throughout the appointment process, Steven has demonstrated his values driven approach to leadership, collaboration and determination to further strengthen the school. I am confident that he will build on the legacy of Paul Gibson's leadership, and we look forward to Steven’s work starting in earnest from September 2024. 

 Statement from Steven Jump, newly appointed Headteacher, Maiden Erlegh School (from September 2024) 

I am thrilled to be appointed as the new Headteacher of Maiden Erlegh School and to have the opportunity to lead this wonderful community. I have been privileged to work with Paul Gibson several times over the past few years and wish him the very best in his next role.  It is clear that the school has made great progress under his leadership and I look forward to leading the next phase of school improvement. 

 During the interview process I was truly inspired by the passion and ambition shown by all the staff I had the privilege of meeting.  I've also had many opportunities to meet the students of the school over the last couple of years and have always been incredibly impressed with their diligence, good manners and excellent behaviour.    

 I am also excited to join the Maiden Erlegh Trust and look forward to collaborating with staff from the other schools within the Trust. 

 I look forward to meeting the parents, carers and other members of the Maiden Erlegh community over the coming months and celebrating the ongoing success of the school with you all.  

 3 June 2024