‘Inspiring’ interim head appointed to Rainford High

Rainford High's interim head Liz Nicholls
Rainford High's interim head Liz Nicholls

AN interim headteacher has been appointed at troubled Rainford High.

Liz Nicholls told parents and pupils she hoped to transform the ailing school into a “inspirational place to study”.

The former principal of Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy in Lancaster and St Michael’s Church of England High School in Chorley was appointed after the suspension of former head Ruth Greenwood.

And in a message to pupils, staff and parents she offered an assurance she’d offer a steadying hand over the coming weeks.

She said: “Our focus in the next few weeks will be on ensuring we are doing everything possible to support the learning of our young people, so that they can achieve the excellent results they are clearly capable of.

“Examinations are approaching and it is vital that students in Years 11, 12 and 13 make the most of these final weeks of preparation.

She added: “I have been most impressed by how staff and students have managed in very challenging conditions. I am sure that when the new build is complete Rainford will be a truly inspiring place to study.”