The deputy head of Crossley Heath is to take over at a Halifax school in a new education partnership.
Jonathan Bownlie will take over as head of Park Lane Learning Trust (PLLT) after the school issued a statement, this week, confirming the departure of former head Steve Taylor.
The announcement follows the formation of a new school merger with ‘outstanding’ Halifax academy The Crossley Heath School.
The partnership comes in light of declining GSCE results for 2014 school leavers.
The report said: “Crossley Heath is in a perfect position to provide leadership and support to PLLT.
“PLLT has been making good progress over the last three years, but 2014 GCSE results showed a decline.”
Acting PLLT head teacher Lorraine Page said: “This is a partnership with great potential. It will be a positive development for Park Lane.”
Mrs Page will retire this Christmas and her replacement will be filled by Mr Brownlie.
He said: “I am looking forward to getting to know Park Lane students, staff and parents over the coming months and I anticipate exciting times ahead.”
Crossley head teacher Wendy Moffat will provide executive leadership to the school partnership between Crossley Heath and Park Lane.