Michael Brett, the current Principal, has decided to leave the academy for personal reasons and to pursue other opportunities. I would like to acknowledge the contribution he has made to the academy over the last two years and we all wish him every success in his future ventures.
We are extremely fortunate to have such high calibre leaders in strength and depth at The Hastings Academy and I am delighted to inform you that Stuart Smith, current Associate Vice Principal who joined us in June from a senior leadership position in a Kent school, has been appointed as Interim Principal with immediate effect.
I will be working closely with Stuart to ensure the excellent start to this academic year is maintained and built upon going forward. I have every confidence in his ability to continue to lead the improvement agenda as we build our growing reputation and ambition to become an excellent centre of learning for our community.
Thank you for your continued support.