Staff and pupils at a leading Fylde primary school have a new boss at the helm.
Mrs Amanda Ilhan has swapped the city bustle of Turkey for the Lancashire coast become head of juniors at AKS Lytham.
She has previously taught in Bristol and Cheshire, and worked as a deputy head teacher in Manchester, before being appointed as head of the British International Junior School of Istanbul
eight years ago.
Besides running that successful school, Amanda was an active member of the Council of British International Schools. Amanda led accreditation teams in schools around the world for the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Headmaster Mike Walton said: “ We are delighted to have been able to appoint such an experienced head teacher to this role. Amanda’s enthusiasm and vision will help us build on the successes our Junior School already enjoys and develop further our global outlook”
Amanda is has already been impressed by the youngsters and said: “Being part of this forward looking team, focussed on giving pupils the best possible start in life is a privilege.
“ I look forward to working with the tremendous staff, parents and friends of AKS to help provide the rich and fulfilling education the students all deserve”.
Mr Walton was previously principal of a large British international boarding school in Thailand and Chairman of FOBISIA (the Federation of British International Schools in Asia).
As a result AKS has been developing connections through the Round Square group of schools in 50 different countries