A school federation has finalised its new leadership team which will look after three Norfolk primaries. 

Four new headteachers have been appointed to the three academies within the Unity Federation, which forms part of Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT).

They have all started in their roles in recent months. 

Suzannah Hayes has been appointed as executive headteacher across Unity's primary academies in Colkirk, Little Snoring and Sculthorpe.

She has been in Norfolk for the entirety of her teaching career and most recently worked as co-head at the Bridges Federation, near King's Lynn.

"Our aspirations for the schools are around making sure that all children in our care thrive and have the best possible chance in life," Miss Hayes said.

"It has been an absolute pleasure to start to get to know all the children and the wider school communities.

"So much change all at once is always a challenge, but we have a fantastic team who are all focused on getting the best possible outcomes for all the children."

Hannah Burrell has joined Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy as head of school, while also teaching year four, five and six pupils two days a week. 

She previously taught in a small school just outside King's Lynn which was also part of a three-school federation. 

"I am very familiar with the set-up of a federation and love how closely we can work together," she said. 

“I think the beauty of a small school is you really feel like a family because, fortunately, we have the capacity to get to know all the children and families, despite not always teaching them."

Jessica Woodrow joined Little Snoring Church of England Primary Academy as head of school in April last year, having previously worked for 12 years in King's Lynn. 

She said: "I am thrilled to be working as part of the team across Unity Federation to develop our curriculum and create fantastic opportunities for our children so they flourish, developing a life-long love of learning.”

Also appointed in April was Michelle Pye, who became head of school at Sculthorpe CE Primary Academy.

Mrs Pye relocated from Northamptonshire having spent her career so far working in a wide variety of schools.