Fowey River Academy Update

Dear parents / carers

I am writing to inform you that John Perry has taken the decision to step down as Principal of Fowey River Academy.

John has led the school over the last five and a half years, and over the last 12 months has overseen an exciting but challenging period of change, with the conversion to academy status, a staff restructure and the introduction of an exciting new curriculum. Having successfully steered the academy through these changes, he has decided that now is the right time for him to move on to new challenges in his career. We wish John all the best for the future and thank him for his dedication and commitment to the school.

We have already started recruiting for a new Principal and will have successfully appointed a high quality candidate to commence their post in January 2016. To ensure the school has a strong leadership team from September, we are excited to announce two new appointments to join the school team: Sara Davey, Principal of Mounts Bay Academy, has agreed to take on an Executive Principal role to oversee Fowey River Academy. Martin Dale, also from Mounts Bay Academy and currently Interim Senior Vice Principal at Fowey River Academy, will be leading the school until the end of the year.

Mounts Bay Academy is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and Sara brings with her a wealth of experience in school leadership and school improvement. Martin is a highly experienced senior leader and an inspector of schools whose expertise will prove to be invaluable.

We understand that the past few months have been a time of change, however we have in place a strong leadership team and together they will work with Sara and Martin to lead the school and continue the school improvement journey we have begun.

We are fully committed to ensuring that your child receives the very best possible education at Fowey River Academy, in terms of curriculum experience, the highest of standards and a personalised approach that ensures all students make progress and achieve their goals.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sara, Martin or myself via the school reception team.

Yours faithfully

Gary Kelly

Director of Schools, Adventure Learning Academy Trust