Chris Bouckley has been appointed as the new head teacher of Fulneck Junior School in Pudsey.

Born in Halifax, Mr Bouckley has worked in the state and public sectors, as well as teaching trainee teachers at Leeds Met University.

Mr Bouckley said: “I’m joining Fulneck at a very exciting time. Its growing popularity with parents from as far away as north Leeds and Dewsbury is testament to this. We are now at the stage where we having to draw up a waiting list.”

Mr Bouckley aims to tailor the educational needs of pupils to ensure they achieve their maximum potential and to increase the intellectual curiosity of the children.