Headteacher vows to drive up standards in Mexborough School academy bid

NEW headteacher Mirjam Buhler-Willey.

NEW headteacher Mirjam Buhler-Willey.

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THE headteacher of crisis-hit Mexborough School has finally broken her silence and vowed to turn the place around.

Mirjam Bühler-Willey said she was committed to “driving up standards” after the school was placed into Special Measures following a damning Ofsted report.

Furthermore, Doncaster Council has suspended the governors and taken control of the school’s staff and budget.

Education chiefs have also decided the best way forward for the school would be to transofrm it into an academy.

Ms Bühler-Willey, who has been at Mexborough since last summer, declined the South Yorkshire Times’ request for an interview.

She also did not respond to any of our specific questions sent on email, and instead released a short statement through Doncaster Council’s press office.

She said: “This is a challenging time, but now is the time for everyone at the school to come together and focus on getting behind the improvements that are needed at Mexborough.

“Through working together with the local authority, I am committed to driving up standards for the benefit of the young people here who deserve the best possible education we can give them.”