New Principal of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy appointed

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July 8th 2020

We’re pleased to announce that from September 2020, our new Principal will be Kevin Blakey. Mr Blakey will be joining us from Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, where he is currently the Director of Secondary Education. 

Mr Blakey has lots of experience working across the Inspiration Trust family of schools - and with our very own Mr Mackintosh. Before joining Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, he was Principal at The Thetford Academy and East Point Academy. He was also a Governor for Hethersett Academy.

Iain Mackintosh, Executive Principal of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, said: “I’m really excited to have Mr Blakey onboard - I’ve worked with him before and know that he will achieve great things at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. I couldn’t imagine a better fit for our Charter team, families and pupils. Our school has made incredible progress over the last couple of years and I look forward to seeing it continue on that trajectory.”

Mr Mackintosh will continue as the school’s Executive Principal for a handover period. He will then return to his role as Director of Inclusion for the Inspiration Trust.

Mr Mackintosh said: “I’m pleased I could step in to support our team, families and pupils in the interim. I will be in-school to help Mr Blakey settle into his new role and then will continue to work with all Inspiration Trust schools - including Charter - to deliver our inclusion strategy.”

Mr Blakey said: “I’m excited to be part of Great Yarmouth Charter’s journey. As the new Principal, my first priority is getting to know our pupils, families, team - and ‘the Charter way’ of course. I’m pleased to be returning to the Inspiration Trust family, especially to lead a school that has made such impressive progress.”