King's Lynn secondary school head stands down
The sponsor of one of West Norfolk’s main secondary schools says it hopes to have a new principal in place by the spring following the departure of its current head.
Parents of pupils attending the King Edward VII Academy in Lynn were informed that Lloyd Brown had left his post at the beginning of the new term last week.
In a letter to parents, Mr Brown said: “I would like to express my thanks to the staff for all their support while I have been at KES. It is time for me to move on to a new professional challenge.
“It has been a privilege to work with so many excellent colleagues at the Academy. I am sure they will continue the improvements already made in raising standards and I wish them every success in the future.
“Parents have been extremely helpful in moving the Academy forward too and your suggestions and ideas have been invaluable in the work we have done. Thank you for your involvement.
“I will miss the fantastic students whose academic success and personal development are at the heart of what we strive for as teachers and support staff. I am sure they will continue to use their opportunities well and realise their potential. Remember that education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world.”
Officials from the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, which sponsors the school, say Mr Brown, who has been principal since succeeding Craig Morrison in September 2017, had decided to take up a new opportunity elsewhere following strong exam results last summer.
Trust chief executive Dr Duncan Ramsey said yesterday: “We have an advert out and we’re looking to recruit by April.”
Kevin Blakey, the trust’s director of secondary, has been appointed as interim principal.