Role is 'a dream come true' for new head of Middleton-in-Teesdale school
LANDING a position at Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School was a “dream come true” for new head teacher Chris Chilvers.
Mr Chilvers, who has about 25 years of primary education experience, arrived at the school last week to take up a post that he has wanted for many years.
The 51-year-old said: “It has been a dream come true. I used to bring children to the field studies centre in Middleton for years and we would always come past this school. I have always thought I would like to work here.”
The new headteacher, who has 15 years in senior management and nine years as a deputy head teacher under his belt, added that he was impressed by the village atmosphere and had attended Eggleston’s Sheep Grand National and had also judged at Middleton Carnival prior to joining the school.
He said: “The Friends of the school are fantastic. The community is the real strength of the village.”
Mr Chilvers will be commuting daily from Spennymoor where he lives with his wife Helen and 11-year-old daughter Alice.