A BRADFORD school has appointed a new headteacher.

Current deputy head Phillip Temple will take up his new post at Titus Salt School, on Higher Coach Road in Baildon, for the new academic year in September.

He replaces Ian Morrel who has been the headteacher at the mixed comprehensive school for students aged 11–18 since September 2012.

His retirement brings an end to the 22-year association he has had with the secondary school.

Mr Temple brings a wealth of experience in the leadership and management of schools, SEND, inclusion and safeguarding.

Phillip Temple will take up his new role this SeptemberPhillip Temple will take up his new role this September (Image: UGC) His career began as a science teacher and head of year at Bruntcliffe School in Morley, Leeds.

He joined Titus Salt School as deputy head in April 2022 - coming from Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley where he spent 12 years as assistant headteacher.

During this time, Mr Temple was designated as a specialist leader of education through the Red Kite Alliance and worked in schools across several local authorities supporting around inclusion, SEND and pastoral care.

He is excited to take over as headteacher and is keen to "lead a passionate, well qualified and talented staff team in supporting our inspirational pupils and students to make the most of our outstanding learning environment will be a privilege"

Mr Temple added: "Inclusivity and ambition for all define us and we’ll strive hard every day to give the best opportunities to every child in our care.

"Titus Salt School is proud to serve the local community now as it has done for over 150 years".

Chair of Governors, Shirley Craven is excited to see what Mr Temple will bring to the role and wished Mr Morrel well in his retirement.

She said: ‘On behalf of the governors, I am delighted that Phil Temple will be our new headteacher.

"I am sure that he will continue to lead the staff, pupils and students to achieve the best they can.

"We will continue to support and challenge the whole team.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to wish headteacher, Mr Ian Morrel, the very best wishes in his retirement and thank him for his 22 years’ service at Titus Salt School."

The school was last inspected by education watchdog Ofsted in May 2022 where it received a 'Good' rating.

At that time, 1467 pupils were on the school roll.