WOKINGHAM’S newest school has appointed its first headteacher.
Bohunt Education Trust (BET), which will take its first intake of pupils this September, announced that Ben Godber will be in charge when it opens its doors.
Mr Godber joined BET last autumn as project lead and has previously been headteacher of Eggar’s School in Hampshire as well as a science teacher.
The new academy school being built on the site of the former Arborfield Garrison will specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Mr Godber has secured partnerships with local STEM companies to provide pioneering activities for the school’s new students.
Mr Godber said: “I am delighted to have been given such a wonderful opportunity. After working hard to prepare the school to open in September, I am thrilled to have the chance to lead it and ensure that our future students will enjoy the very best educational experience with the support of BET.
“I am committed to making sure Bohunt School Wokingham makes an outstanding contribution to the local community and delivers a rigorous academic curriculum that equips pupils with the skills and qualities to excel in the 21st century. We are now looking forward to welcoming our first intake of students and planning some exciting activities before they arrive.”
Neil Strowger, Chief Executive of Bohunt Education Trust, said: “Like BET, Ben is committed to bringing innovation that works to the classroom. His appointment further demonstrates our commitment to delivering exceptional education to young people in Wokingham.”