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St John Bosco Arts College welcomes new deputy headteacher

St John Bosco Arts College has announced the appointment of a new deputy headteacher, Anne Lunney. Anne will officially join the school at the beginning of the 2023/24 academic year.

After starting her teaching career at a Salesian school, Anne is thrilled to be reconnecting with her Salesian roots. She said: “The sense of togetherness and community is what makes a Salesian school so special. Joining a school that ‘together – inspires each other to flourish in faith and love’ wholeheartedly resonated with my values.”

Anne highlighted how her early career shaped her into the educator she is today. “I spent 11 years at Savio Salesian College, in Bootle. I experienced first-hand the charism of Don Bosco and how this helps shape our young people,” she said.

Reflecting on her impressive career, Anne shared that the one takeaway from her time at Savio was that to enable students to live a full life, they must know they are loved across the school community.

For Anne, teaching is a vocation that enables her to make a difference in the lives of young people and help shape them to become the best possible versions of themselves.

When asked what her favourite part of her job is, Anne said: “I love the job I do, and there is nothing better than seeing a student develop, learn, grow and flourish with the knowledge that the school community has contributed to that development is a feeling unlike any other.”

Anne joins St John Bosco Arts College from Broughton Hall Catholic High School, where she spent nine ‘joyful’ years. Anne said that Broughton Hall will forever hold a special place in her heart and she will cherish all the memories and friends she made along the way. Anne wishes the school and the community it serves, the very best of luck for the future.

Darren Gidman, headteacher at St John Bosco Arts College, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anne into our senior leadership team. Anne’s experience, coupled with her Salesian roots will undoubtedly help her thrive here at Bosco.

“Our goal is to ensure our students flourish through faith, hope and love, and I am confident that Anne will be a huge part of our school community and support us to deliver on our mission. I look forward to welcoming her into the Bosco community.”

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