21 Sep 21/09/11 – Former Appleford Head Teacher Stella Wilson Returns to the Fold!
Appleford School starts the new school year by welcoming back its former head teacher, Stella Wilson.
Stella first joined Appleford in September 1989 as Head of English. She was appointed to Deputy Head in 1996 and assumed the Headship in January 2006. Stella guided the school to achieve two ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted reports and was tireless in building up the English Department by producing at least twelve music and drama productions. After four successful years she retired but following the sad departure of Lesley Nell this month due to health issues and personal reasons, she was pleased to have an opportunity to return:
“I have enjoyed my time off, during which I travelled to many interesting places including Israel, Australia, New Zealand and the Outer Hebrides to name but a few. I have also learned new skills such as playing the Mandolin, Tai Chi and bowls. I left a school that was strong and a centre of excellence but I have missed it. I am really looking forward to renewing friendships with colleagues and parents and of course, forging new ones.”