THE NEW principal for Cheadle Academy has been appointed.
Neil Jamieson will take up the leading teaching role at Cheadle Academy in September.
Mr Jamieson has taught in a range of schools across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derby. During his career he has undertaken a variety of roles including Head of Year, Head of Faculty and Assistant Headteacher for Standards and Achievement.
Prior to his appointment as Principal of Derby Pride Academy, he was the Deputy Headteacher for five years at Derby Moor Community Sports College.
A Cheadle Academy spokesperson said: “Neil’s experience of working in a diverse range of schools has allowed him to be able to understand what the wide and varied needs of students are and what needs to be done in order to secure the successful educational journey of every child.
“Neil most recently established one of the country’s first Alternative Provision Free Schools through collaboration with Derby Moor Community Sports College and Derby County Football Club.
“Innovation and change have been fundamental to Neil’s career and these are the skills that we are confident he will bring to The Cheadle Academy.
“Neil was attracted to the post of Principal at The Cheadle Academy by the immense potential that he saw for moving the school to one that would be judged by everyone’s standards as outstanding.
“His proven leadership experience, in a wide range of circumstances, has shown that he has the ability and passion to continue The Cheadle Academy’s journey towards this vision.”
Mr Jamieson said: “I am excited by the potential of The Cheadle Academy to become an outstanding school.
“I see The Cheadle Academy at the heart of a thriving learning community and will endeavour to continue to strengthen its links with all stakeholders. I believe that the relationships between teachers, students and parents are fundamental to the further success of the academy.
“Working together, we can ensure that students enjoy their time at The Cheadle Academy, make good progress and leave us as responsible, well-qualified, mature young people, ready to make a valued contribution to society.
“My expectations of the students, in terms of their achievement and behaviour, are very high. I will expect all members of the school community to uphold the values of respect, tolerance, courtesy, and cooperation.”