New Academies head is hired

New Academies head is hired

New Academies head is hired

First published in Local News

A NEW head has been appointed to run the Basildon Academies from September.

Doug Lawson, whose Kent school is recognised as one of the most improved in the country, will take over from executive principal Bev Bell on September 1.

Ms Bell will remain for a transitional period until December.

Both Basildon Academies have been on the up after Ofsted told them they needed to improve.

In October last year, Ofsted said the Lower and Upper Academies’ achievement was better but still needed to improve.

At that time, both moved from being rated as “inadequate” to “requires improvement”.

Mr Lawson said: “I’m proud to be joining the Basildon Academies from September and am confident I can build upon the rapid improvements made over the past 18 months, establishing a sustainable model for academic success and rigour.

“I am committed to ensuring the academies achieve a ‘good’ rating, with ‘outstanding’ features by the time of the next inspection and look forward to working with the impressive governing body, dedicated staff, talented pupils and supportive parents to achieve this.”

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11:23am Tue 22 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Ten bob says he will either get the elbow or resign within a year.
Ten bob says he will either get the elbow or resign within a year. Howard Cháse
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2:51pm Tue 22 Jul 14

karaoke queen says...

Unfortunately the school is run by the chair of governors, with no educational experience and paid £60,000 a year plus. Its time Les Livermore got the boot and left the new head to get on with the job.
Unfortunately the school is run by the chair of governors, with no educational experience and paid £60,000 a year plus. Its time Les Livermore got the boot and left the new head to get on with the job. karaoke queen
  • Score: 6

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