A BASINGSTOKE secondary school has announced a new headteacher as part of joining up with a new educational trust.

Randall Jull will take over the helm at the Costello School, as it looks to progress under the direction of Bohunt Education Trust (BET).

As previously reported in The Gazette, the school in Crossborough Hill officially joined up with BET to help improve standards at the school.

Mr Jull comes to the school as an experienced education leader and current associate headteacher for BET, overseeing their mathematics provision.

He has also been deputy headteacher of two secondary schools and an advanced skills teacher during his 13-year career.

Last year, Mr Jull was recognised nationally for his work in raising maths standards for young people when he was shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Maths Teacher of the Year’ award by the Times Education Supplement (TES).

Mr Jull said: “It is a real honour to be joining the brilliant team at The Costello School.

“I have high expectations for the school, and I am looking forward to working closely with staff, students, parents and carers and the whole school community, to ensure that The Costello School continues to strive towards high standards and continued improvement – providing the best possible education for every student.”

The new headteacher will officially take over at the Costello School on June 18, and he will be working closely with Philip Avery, director of education at BET, who will continue to play a role at the school in his capacity as lead for school improvement at the Trust.

Working alongside the senior leadership team, Board of Governors and the Trust, Mr Jull will be working hard to build on the improvements made by interim co-headteachers Mr Avery and Gary Green, who were praised by Ofsted for their leadership.