North Walsham

New head for North Walsham High School

Just Regional
Apr 21, 2016 2 mins read

North Walsham High School has announced the appointment of its new head teacher.
Neil Powell, former principal of East Point Academy in Lowestoft, and currently principal of the Unity City Academy in Middlesbrough, is set to take up the role, left vacant on the death of Caroline Brooker.
Mr Powell became a teacher after a career in the armed forces in which he worked in a number of roles, including as an officer in the educational and training services. He was a senior leader at Tendring Technology College, where he was part of a team that led the school to an outstanding Ofsted status.
At East Point Academy, his work was instrumental in bringing the school out of Special Measure.
It is hoped that he will take up his post before the end of the summer term.
Chair of governors Alex Robinson said: “There was considerable interest in this position, with applications from strong candidates from all over the country, as well as within the county.
“As the school moves towards participating in a new Multi Academy Trust (MAT), we face exciting times, and we are delighted to have appointed such an experienced leader.”
“On behalf of the governors, I would like to say a big thank you to acting head Ian Winter and the leadership team, who have shown considerable hard work and dedication in leading the school since Mrs Brooker left on sick leave.”


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