Introducing CHS’s new Head of Junior School

Mr Vincent Weightman has been appointed as the new Head of Junior School with effect from 1 September 2020.  

CHS Head of Junior School, Mrs Barbara Bottoms announced her decision to retire at the end of this academic year, following 11 years’ service.

Her enthusiasm, high standards and commitment to the all-round development of children have ensured that all the pupils who passed under her care left the Junior School superbly equipped to meet the challenges of life in the Senior School and beyond.

Following a recruitment process which took place last term, CHS Head Mr Neil Smith has appointed Mr Vincent Weightman as the new Head of Junior School with effect from 1 September 2020.

Mr Weightman is currently Headteacher of British International School No.4 Southern Primary School in Moscow, having previously gained senior leadership experience in other Moscow-based British International Schools. He started his teaching career at a state primary school in Scotland following a short period working in marketing after graduating from the University of Glasgow. 

Married, with two children, his interests include football (he has played at professional and semi-professional levels), raising money for charity and travel writing.

Mr Weightman is excited by the prospect of joining Cheadle Hulme School and is looking forward to meeting members of the CHS community prior to his start in September.