The trust that runs Windsor's academy schools has announced the name of its new chief executive, following the tragic death of Gill Labrum in April.

Gavin Henderson became chief executive on Tuesday of the Windsor Learning Partnership - the trust responsible for The Windsor Boys School, Windsor Girls School, Dedworth Green First and Middle Schools and Clewer Green Church of England School.

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He is no stranger to education in the town, having been headteacher at the Boys School for seven years and a leading player in the creation of the trust which formed after the Boys and Girls schools became academies - independent of the Borough Council - five years ago.

The tragic death of Gill Labrum, headteacher of Windsor Girls School and chief executive of the Partnership, left the post open.

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Mr Henderson has been named as her successor after 23 applied for the post.

He has over thirty years’ experience in Windsor and London schools, eighteen of which have been in senior leadership roles.

Paul Cash, chair of the board of trustees, said: “We are delighted to appoint Gavin, he worked very closely with Gill in the creation of Windsor Learning Partnership and will be a great ambassador for the Trust both in Windsor and in the wider education community.”

Gavin Henderson said, “I feel it is a privilege to be asked to pick up the work that was so capably started by Gill Labrum. I want to continue in the same direction of travel and grow high quality schools for young people in the Windsor area. There is something unique about the Windsor community and together we can create a terrific partnership of schools which will benefit everyone for years to come.”