CHILDREN and staff at Southbroom Infants School, Devizes will have a new head from the start of next term.

Joanne Jardim, who is deputy head at By Brook Valley primary near Chippenham, is to take over the reins from Caroline Jackson in January.

Mrs Jardim said: “ I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new principal at Southbroom Infants’ School and I am very keen to get to know parents, as well as the pupils and staff. As an experienced deputy headteacher, I know that a successful and happy school is built on collaboration.”

“It is an exciting time for the school as we begin a new chapter in its history.”