Two heads are better than one for a Harlow school where assistant heads have been promoted together to share responsibility for leadership.

Assistant head teachers Dean Beaumont and Amber Wade are preparing to take on shared responsibility for Cooks Spinney Primary Academy, Harlow, from September.

The pair had both been promoted to their roles as assistant heads from teaching positions within the school.

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Mr Beaumont said: “Miss Wade and I have always worked well together; we bring out the best in each other.

“We have always had open and clear communication.

“I am excited about the challenges ahead."

Miss Wade said: “We are a fantastic team, who complement each other’s skills.

“We’re excited to start this new adventure together leading Cooks Spinney.”