A NEW deputy headteacher has been appointed at a secondary school.
Jonathan Heath has been appointed as second in command at High Tunstall College of Science, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool.
The 41-year-old is currently assistant headteacher at Mortimer Community College, in South Tyneside.
He will take up his new role in September.
Mr Heath began his career teaching English 16 years ago at Hookergate Comprehensive, Gateshead, and soon became the school’s gifted and talented co-ordinator.
In 2003 he was promoted to head of English at Ponteland Community High School, before joining Mortimer Community College five years later.
Mr Heath said: “I am very excited to be joining High Tunstall College of Science where I have already witnessed the energy and optimism, from both staff and the students, that is moving the school forward.
“I am looking forward to getting to know the students and the staff, so we can work towards creating a supportive community where there are even more opportunities leading to even greater achievements.”
Mark Tilling, headteacher at High Tunstall College of Science, said: “Jonathan will prove to be a very valuable member of our senior leadership team and help to bring further success to the college.”
Last year High Tunstall enjoyed good GCSE results with 59 per cent of students gaining 5 or more A* - C passes.