I am writing to inform you of my promotion within the HOPE Learning Trust to become Executive Lead for Scarborough. As such I will be leaving my post of Principal at Vale of York on 31st December 2018. You will be very pleased to hear that I would not have been willing to take this step if it had left the future of this school and the superb children in our care in any doubt. I am delighted therefore, that Governors have appointed Mr Toby Eastaugh as my successor. Mr Eastaugh is an experienced Headteacher having previously worked in Kirklees and Barnsley and will take my place on January 1st 2019.