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Next ASCL Vice President

ASCL is pleased to announce that Joan McVittie has been elected vice president for 2010-11. Starting in September, she will serve alongside John Fairhurst, head of Shenfield High School in Essex, as ASCL president; and Immediate Past President John Morgan, head of Conyers School in Stockton on Tees.

Joan is headteacher at Woodside High School in Haringey, north London, and has been on ASCL Council since 2003. Her professional career has been spent in a number of inner and outer London boroughs and in Manchester, in a range of schools in both the maintained and independent sectors and in sixth form and FE colleges.

She took up the headship of Woodside in January 2006, having served as headteacher at Leytonstone School since January 2000.

As well as working as a school improvement partner, Joan is in her second term on the Governing Council of the National College. She is also the National College observer for the GTC.

She joined ASCL in 1994 while working as a senior teacher in Newham, became the branch secretary for Waltham Forest in 2002 and joined ASCL Council in 2003 as an alternate for Jane Quigley who sadly died in April 2004. She then stood as a Council member in her own right for London district from 2005-08 and was appointed as a national representative in 2008.

From 2008-10 she served as membership officer and has sat on Public and Parliamentary, Professional, Membership, International, and Executive Committees.

Joan has represented ASCL on the original Schools Food Panel which was the precursor to the Schools Food Trust, National Audit Commission meetings, and National Challenge Schools meetings.

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