Karen Evans

We’d like to announce the appointment of a new chief officer to lead our Education and Early Intervention services.

The post is currently held by Ian Roberts, who – last December – announced he would be retiring this summer.

Since then, we’ve been busy looking for Ian’s successor, and we’re delighted to announce that Karen Evans will be joining us at the start of August.

Karen has worked for Denbighshire County Council since 2010, and is currently Head of Education and Children’s Services there.

She’s totally committed to delivering quality services – working with schools and other partners to ensure that all children and young people receive the best educational experience and opportunities, whilst securing the highest standards of attainment.

Returning to Wrexham…

Karen has taught in both England and Wales. She’s a former secondary school head teacher and spent a number of very happy years as Headteacher at Ysgol Y Grango in Rhosllanerchgrugog.

Karen says she’s really looking forward to returning to Wrexham to be part of our Education and Early Intervention services.

Councillor Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, says: “I’m absolutely delighted we’ve been able to make such a high quality appointment.

“Karen is a truly outstanding professional, and will bring a wealth of quality and experience to the role…building on the tremendous work that Ian has done over the past three years.

“This is such an important post, and Karen’s appointment means we’ll be able to continue to develop the support we provide to children and young people all over Wrexham.”

Councillor Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, adds: “Karen is hugely respected in education and local government, and it’s fantastic news that she’ll be joining us.

“Her appointment will enable us to progress against the challenges we face in responding to the recent Estyn inspection, and we can move forward with real confidence.”

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