New Chesham Grammar headteacher is Berkhamsted mum of two

New Chesham Grammar School headteacher Annmarie McNaney is from Berkhamsted.
New Chesham Grammar School headteacher Annmarie McNaney is from Berkhamsted.

A mother of two from Berkhamsted has been appointed the new headteacher at Chesham Grammar School.

Annmarie McNaney will take up the post on September 1 at the start of the academic year following the departure of Philip Wayne.

She is already one of the school’s deputy headteachers and part of the senior leadership team.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed as Philip Wayne’s successor. My goal is to build on the excellent work he has done during his eight years here and lead the school from outstanding to exceptional,” said Mrs McNaney, who has two sons, aged 12 and nine.

“Working with our highly talented students and staff to achieve this will be a real honour.”

She was appointed to the position following a rigorous selection process involving governors, staff and students.

Chair of governors Sue Walton said: “Many students and staff took part in the selection process. All governors, especially those of us on the selection panel, are grateful for the valuable contributions of those students and staff we consulted and to everyone who put so much effort into making the three days run so smoothly for the candidates and the selection panel.”