I was recently delighted to have been appointed as Principal of Torquay Academy; I will be joining the school in January. During my three days of interviews I met some wonderful students, colleagues and governors. It is a very exciting time to join the Academy: results are increasing, it is located in a £26m state of the art building with outstanding sporting facilities and it formed a multi-academy trust with the local Boys’ Grammar School. I am looking forward to spending time in my new school over the coming months and excited about the arrival of the new year.
I will be very sad to leave the wonderful Devonport High School for Boys after four years. In addition to spending time with the most inspiring students and staff, my time at DHSB has been the perfect apprenticeship for my first headship. We have achieved during my time at the school; that is thanks to a wonderfully supportive staff and leadership group. My departure does present an opportunity for somebody to join DHSB as Deputy Headteacher – you can find more information about the post on the school’s website.