24 October 2018
A new head teacher has been appointed to Springfield School following a rigorous selection process.
Mal Robson, who has worked as the deputy head teacher at d’Auvergne School for five years, will take up his new post in the New Year.
Mr Robson qualified as a primary school teacher in 1999 and began his teaching career in the north-west of England. Between 1999 and 2009 he worked in two UK schools, teaching across the primary age range and then became assistant head teacher of a large primary school in 2009.
In 2013 he moved to Jersey with his locally born wife, who is also a teacher, and took up the role of deputy head teacher at d’Auvergne School. Mr Robson has held this role to date, which has included extended periods as acting head teacher. Mr Robson takes over from Sam Cooper who is now the head teacher of d’Auvergne School.
Commenting on his appointment Mr Robson said: “I am delighted and very proud to be confirmed as the new head teacher of Springfield School. This is a fantastic opportunity to continue the great work done by Mr Cooper and the staff at Springfield in providing the children with the very best learning opportunities. I was overwhelmed by the fantastic atmosphere and environment of the school when I visited and can’t wait to get started working with the children, parents and staff.”
Seán O’Regan, Group Director of Education, added: “Mr Robson emerged from a strong field to be the unanimous choice of the recruitment panel. I am confident that he will bring the dedication and commitment he has ably demonstrated as deputy head of another high-performing Jersey primary school to ensure that Springfield School continues to go from strength to strength.”
Education Minister, Senator Tracey Vallois, commented: “I would like to congratulate Mr Robson on his new role and wish him well in his new position. It is another terrific school and I know that the whole school community at Springfield will give him their support. I would also like to thank the acting head teacher at Springfield School, Anthea Carroll, for all of her hard work and leadership since the previous head teacher Sam Cooper left to take up his new role as head teacher of d’Auvergne School.”