STAFF and pupils at Oakhurst First School have welcomed new head teacher Ann Clark.

Ann joined the West Moors school, which is part of the Heath Academy Trust (HAT), at the start of term.

She said: "I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be headteacher at this very special school.

"I’m very excited about working with the great team from Oakhurst and also across Heath Academy Trust.

"Together we will continue to provide our children with a safe, happy, strong start to their education."

Ann, who joins Oakhurst from Verwood First where she was deputy head, has a strong vision for the school.

"Strong team work, commitment and consistency will enable all of our children to develop a love for learning" she added.