Mansfield Woodhouse: UK’s youngest principal, 31, ‘feels ready’

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The 31-year-old Manor Academy teacher who will become the youngest large-scale secondary school principal in the UK from September insists her age will give her a distinct advantage.

Donna Trusler has been appointed to the top job at the Mansfield Woodhouse school on Park Hall Road after just nine years in the profession.

Donna Trusler, 31, becomes the new principal at Manor Academy from September.
Donna Trusler, 31, becomes the new principal at Manor Academy from September.

The former Djanogly City Academy, Greenwood Dale and Essa Academy sociology teacher insists she has ‘all the relevant experience’ and is ready to step up after two years as deputy head at Manor.

 

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