A firefighter principal with experience at struggling schools will take over at The Voyager Academy.
Principal Scott Hudson will begin in his new role in September at the academy which is rated as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, the government inspectors.
He was previously principal of Bassingbourne Village College and is currently Head of Kingswood Academy in Corby where he has carried the school out of special measures after it was placed there by Ofsted.
Mr Hudson’s appointment comes as part of executive principal Stephen Munday’s 10-point plan to take he academy out of special measures.
Mr Munday will continue to support Mr Hudson as part of his role as executive principal of all Comberton Academy Trust schools.
Speaking of the appointment, Mr Munday said: “We are thrilled to have appointed Mr Hudson as principal at The Voyager Academy.
“It has been always been our plan to have a permanent principal in place when the time was right.
“I’m happy to say that the time is right and we have, joining us, a principal with great experience in driving forward positive change.
“At The Voyager Academy we are committed to continuing the positive changes we’ve made whilst taking on board the cares and concerns of both students and the local community. We believe this appointment is a perfect example of that.”
Mr Hudson said: “It is a privilege to have been appointed as principal at the Voyager and I am very much looking forward to taking on the role.
“I am committed to working with students, staff, parents and the local community in order to make the academy one which we are all proud of.
“I can see that The Voyager Academy has tremendous potential. Mr Munday, along with the staff here, has already begun working to give the students the best possible opportunities and I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that we provide the highest quality of education for all our students.”