Appointment of new Principal for Mascalls Academy

Following a successful interview process, I am delighted to announce that Mr Wayne Barnett has been appointed as the substantive Principal of Mascalls Academy. This decision was made by the unanimous verdict of academy governors and representatives from Leigh Academies Trust (LAT).

Mr Barnett has held the post of Principal on an interim basis since last September following the promotion of Mr Stuart Reeves to lead LAT’s Central Kent cluster of academies. Mr Barnett won through a strong field of external candidates to take this prestigious post on a permanent basis from now on.

Mr Barnett’s appointment secures the continued swift progress of Mascalls Academy. It is our strong belief that Mascalls is on a fast-track to becoming an ‘Outstanding’ school since its membership of LAT last September. The challenge now is to sustain and extend its existing very high level of performance. We are very confident indeed that Mr Barnett will do just this.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Beamish
Chief Executive

5th February 2016


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