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Lights, camera, head teacher!

North Norfolk village school looks to attract new head with promotional video – with help from parents, family, friends, governors and a passing Norfolk rock band!

A North Norfolk primary school is going the extra mile to attract the right candidate to take over as head teacher.

aldborough-school-dr-doak-helping-school-children-understand-3d-printingAldborough Primary School is a very successful village school with 140 pupils, a great reputation and strong support from parents and the local community.  So getting a new head should be easy, right?  Wrong.  Sadly recruiting head teachers for smaller rural primaries is increasingly difficult.

aldborough-school-head-teacher-promo-video-drone-shotSo the school governors decided to push the boat out and create a promotional film to try to build a picture of the real school, and attract the right candidates.  By uploading the film to YouTube and other social media sites, including Facebook, they’ve managed to reach thousands of people and have had considerable interest – including one potential candidate who is returning to the UK from Africa.

Dr David Doak, chair of governors, is the creative genius behind the film.  In a previous life he was a director of a highly successful computer game company and his CV includes the renowned ‘GoldenEye 007’ game.  “We wanted the film to encapsulate what’s great about Norfolk, as well as what makes our school so special,” he says.  “We filmed it over a few days. It was easy to get great footage because Aldborough School is a fantastically positive and happy place – the hard part was editing it down to three minutes!

“We know how hard it will be to get a new head teacher.  So alongside conventional recruitment methods, we took the decision to use social media to push the message to as many potential candidates as possible.  Parents, friends and family have all shared the video through a variety of social media and that’s given us a huge ‘reach.’”

Filming included some aerial shots of the school.  “We had a bit of luck there – a Norfolk rock band, Morganway, was filming their own music video in the area and we managed to persuade them to fly the camera drone they were using over the school,” says Dr Doak.  “In return they used a cellar owned by one of the parents for part of their shoot!”  The band also provided a backing track for the school video.

The Aldborough School film can be found at https://youtu.be/yRkMpUrkiYA

Anyone interested in the vacancy can find more information at the Aldborough School website, www.aldborough.norfolk.sch.uk/office/recruitment/.  The closing date for applications is September 26 2016.  The successful candidate will take up the post in September 2017.

If you’d like more information, please call the school office on 01263 761264 or email office@aldborough.norfolk.sch.uk.

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Press Contacts:

Dr David Doak, Aldborough Primary School, 01263 761264, or

chairofgov@aldborough.norfolk.sch.uk

The Publicity Works, 01263 761000 / teaboy@publicityworks.biz

 

 

Morganway to release debut EP “No Tomorrows”

Morganway EP launchOur video editor Callum plays in a band called Morganway. This summer its debut EP “No Tomorrows” is going to be released, and they’ll be playing a load of cool gigs to celebrate, including the rather spectacular Secret Garden Party. The festival’s lineup is pretty impressive this year; not only are Morganway performing, Air and Primal Scream are too! Find out more about the band at www.morganway.co.uk. We’d also recommend the EP, which comes out in July. Had a cheeky listen in the office the other day and we were most impressed…

The official launch of the debut EP is at Norwich Arts Centre on July 7th! Support from Addison’s Uncle, SJ Mortimer & Tony Brook Band! Get tickets via this link https://norwichartscentre.co.uk/events/the-tilting-sky-presents-morganway/

Song for the weekend

When he’s not editing videos or writing unputdownable copy, office megastar Callum can often be found writing songs with his band. They recently regenerated, like James Bond or Doctor Who, morphing seamlessly from The Sharps to become Morganway. Recently they dropped their first song, which you can hear below, the storming rocker “My love ain’t gonna save you

Thursday 16th October saw Callum and bandmate Yve Mary B visit local radio station Future Radio for a live session which at some point in the future you may be able to listen to at this link. Until that time, why not slide into the weekend with this second new track.