New Principal of Great Yarmouth Charter Academy appointedBack
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.”