As you will be aware, following the announcement of Mr. Naismith’s intention to retire in the summer of 2022, the Board of Governors initiated a recruitment process to appoint a new Principal to Methodist College. That process was completed earlier today, and I am delighted to inform you that Mrs Jenny Lendrum has been appointed to the post.

In our recruitment pack, the Board of Governors stated that we were seeking to appoint a leader with the passion, energy, commitment and experience needed to guide the College into its next exciting phases of development. We are confident that Mrs Lendrum, who is currently Principal of Antrim Grammar School, will bring all of these qualities to the role of Principal of Methodist College. We very much look forward to her taking up the post at the start of the new academic year.

As indicated in September, we are planning a number of opportunities over coming months through which the school community will be able to pay tribute to Mr. Naismith’s outstanding leadership. Further information will follow in due course.

With kind regards,

Revd. Dr Janet Unsworth

Chair of the Board of Governors

Mrs J Lendrum