A TIVERTON head teacher has been named one of the ‘Ten heads to watch’ by a national newspaper.

Nicola Huggett, of Blundell’s School, is the only West Country head teacher to make the top ten list in the Daily Telegraph.

Mrs Huggett, the first female head to be appointed at the school since it was founded in 1604, is described as “unpretentious and effective, a mother of four, a runner and eventer”.

She comes in at number two on the list in the article ‘What does it take to be a superhead’, which looks at the qualities of school heads and parental expectation.

Mrs Huggett said: “I was surprised, but del-ighted, to be listed as one of the top ten ‘heads to watch’.

“It’s a privilege to live and work both at Blundell’s and in the West Country.

“I hope this nat-ional coverage enc-ourages more people to appreciate the many exciting educational developments taking place here.”

The article, published last week, explains the growing demands of being a head teacher and the multi-talented people the job attracts.