Suffolk school appoints new head

AN INDEPENDENT school whose headmistress suddenly resigned has appointed her successor to take it forward into a “new and exciting future”.

AN INDEPENDENT school whose headmistress suddenly resigned has appointed her successor to take it forward into a “new and exciting future”.

Staff and parents at Amberfield at Nacton were left shocked after Helen Kay left in mid-year after just three years at the school.

No reasons were given for her unexpected decision and staff said it was “a bit out of the blue”.

Now Amberfield School has announced the appointment of Linda Ingram, who has been serving as head of junior school, as its new headmistress, starting her role with the new term in September.


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Before joining Amberfield she was senior teacher at St Mary's, Woodbridge, and has been in teaching 25 years, working with three to 18 year old.

Mrs Ingram has a husband Mark, and they have three children, Natasha, who is about to study at Loughborough University, Francesca who is currently at Amberfield, and Jack who just joined Woodbridge School.

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A spokeswoman for the school said Mrs Ingram was ready to embrace the challenges of single-sex education for girls and move Amberfield into a new and exciting future.

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