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BACA headteacher set to step down from role


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THE HEADTEACHER of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) is to step down.

Dylan Davies has resigned from his post after after being at the helm of the school for three years 2014.

It comes after the school celebrated achieving a Good Ofsted report last year, following Requiring Improvement ratings in 2014 and 2012.

In a letter to parents Mr Davies said: “I am very proud of all we have worked on together, the academic achievements of our students, Ofsted’s recognition that the care, guidance and support for our students’ well-being and safety is outstanding, and the innovative partnerships with employers that we have developed.

“These partnerships have been driven by the very powerful vision to create opportunities for all our students to ‘believe they can’. I truly believe we have together produced something very special.”

Mr Davies, who joined in January 2014 from the City of London Academy in Southwark where he was senior vice principal, will be taking up a role as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of School for Ofsted.

The January 2017 Ofsted report highlighted the many improvements made under the principal and his staff.

He will leave the school in Lewes Road, Brighton, at the end of the Easter term in March.

Chair of governors Jim May said: “We are very sad to be losing Dylan but recognise that his new role is a significant career opportunity for him. When Dylan joined four years ago our roll was 557 students. This September it was 886 with further growth next year at both secondary and sixth-form level.

“Building on our Good Ofsted rating last year this degree of growth in student numbers is testimony to the leadership of Dylan and the academy’s senior leadership team, and the hard work of our staff. On behalf of the governing body and our Trust I would like to thank Dylan for his contribution to those achievements.”

“The governors are working with Aldridge Education and our local executive principal, Rob Reed, to secure strong leadership for the school to succeed Dylan and lead BACA to being recognised as outstanding in future.”

Mr Davies’ resignation comes just weeks after the headteacher of sister school Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), Katie Scott, announced she would be leaving to lead a school in London.

Source: The Argus