A HARTLEPOOL deputy head teacher has been appointed as the principal of the best performing secondary school in Redcar and Cleveland.
Lee Brown, who is currently deputy head at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in Hartlepool, will take over as principal at Nunthorpe Academy in April. Both Dyke House and Nunthorpe were rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted in their most recent respective inspections.
Mr Brown said: “Nunthorpe has forged a fantastic reputation as a centre of educational excellence and I am looking forward to working with Nunthorpe’s students, staff, directors, stakeholders and partners to ensure a bright and successful future for the Academy. My focus will be producing the highest standards both inside and outside the classroom and ensuring students are prepared for life beyond their years at Nunthorpe.”
Mr Brown will replace Debbie Clinton as principal, who is leaving Nunthorpe to take up a new role as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors for Ofsted.
Brian Whitfield, chairman of Nunthorpe’s board of directors, said: “Mr Brown comes from a college that also has been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted He has the vision, ability and experience to build on Nunthorpe’s many strengths and to lead the way as it furthers its educational pedigree.
“He has demonstrated at Dyke House that he is strongly committed to ensuring students achieve their full potential and that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make their way in life.”