STAFF and students alike at Woodrush High School have welcomed an old friend as their headteacher this term.
Natasha Rancins, who joined the Wythall school as a newly qualified teacher 15 years ago, has been appointed as the school’s head following the departure of Chris King to the headship at Stourport High School.
The 37-year-old, who teaches physics at Woodrush, joined the team in September 2000 and has never looked back.
“There’s a really nice ethos at the school,” said Natasha. “The staff and students are really great and there has never been a day that I haven’t enjoyed coming into work.
“I was absolutely delighted to find out I had been appointed – I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity.”
Natasha, who had been the school’s deputy head for five years, has spent her entire teaching career at Woodrush and was overjoyed when she heard the position of headteacher had become available.
“I’m quite ambitious and was looking elsewhere for a headship,” she added. “But when the opportunity arose here it was a no brainer to stay.”
Natasha, who graduated from the University of Birmingham, added she would love to see the school expand to accept more pupils.
“The current buildings couldn’t take any more students,” she added. “Thanks to a growing demand, the school is oversubscribed so I would love to do a complete renovation to take on more children.”