An experienced school leader has been appointed to help further improve the academy.

Mark Fowle has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer by West Grantham Academies Trust, responsible for this school and Bluecoat Meres Primary.

Mr Fowle has over 36 years’ experience of working in schools, with more than 13 years as a successful Headteacher in Lancashire and most recently leading William Lovell in Lincolnshire, which enjoyed significant improvements under his leadership. He brings expertise in school improvement and he is passionate about providing the best possible education for every child.

The appointment follows the end of the Trust’s relationship Archway Learning Trust.

Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Jackie Waters-Dewhurst said: “We would like to place on record our thanks to Archway for all it has done to bring about sustainable improvements at Bluecoat Meres and Bluecoat Meres Primary academies and for its help during a period of change.

“The Trust is now in a position to provide long term, sustainable improvements for Bluecoat Meres and Bluecoat Meres Primary academies.

“We are pleased to have appointed Mark Fowle as interim Chief Executive Officer. He brings an enormous amount of leadership experience and a proven track record of turning around schools.

“The Board is determined to focus on the future and provide the best possible education for our children.

“To that end, it looks forward to working with the new interim CEO, staff, parents and the rest of the school community as we continue to make positive strides in our improvement journey.”