New principal appointed at Manor Community Academy
Manor Community Academy in Hartlepool has appointed a new principal.
The school, based in Owton Manor Lane has announced that Lee Kirtley has taken up the key post at the school.
Mr Kirtley says he was 'incredibly proud' to be given the role and wants every member of the academy to be successful.
He said: "I am incredibly proud to be the principal of Manor Community Academy, part of Northern Education Trust.
"Our vision is simple.
"We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount.
"Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children.
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"By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children in our care and contribute to the regeneration of our communities.
"As principal I want every member of the academy to be successful and have very high expectations of staff and students."
The school's 2017 GCSE results saw the school achieve a Progress 8 score of -0.22 and an Attainment 8 score of 42.3.
The amount of students achieving a English & Mathematics Grade 4+ was 53% and the amount of pupils achieving a English & Mathematics Grade 5+ was 31%.
The school's latest Ofsted inspection report, which was carried out in February this year, said that the school requires improvement.
Mr Kirtley replaces former principal Anne Malcolm, the school has since been managed by Andrew Jordon, executive for the Northern Education Trust responsible for schools including Manor Academy and Dyke House.