A new principal will take charge of Rushden Academy from the start of the new school year.
Jay Davenport has been appointed as principal at the school with effect from September 1.
Jay Davenport is an extremely exciting appointment for Rushden Academy and The Education FellowshipJohnson Kane
He has almost 20 years of experience of teaching and leadership across a variety of posts in comprehensive schools, most recently as deputy headteacher at Ousedale School in Newport Pagnell and Olney.
He is passionate about improving standards, developing teaching and learning, and implementing a diverse and innovative curriculum.
Johnson Kane, CEO of The Education Fellowship which runs the academy, said “Jay Davenport is an extremely exciting appointment for Rushden Academy and The Education Fellowship.
“It was clear during a very rigorous progress that he has the passion, drive and vision to make Rushden an outstanding school and deliver the fellowship’s very demanding excellence strategy.
“Our students deserve nothing but the best and all in The Education Fellowship executive are convinced that we have a great new principal for Rushden.”
Mr Davenport said: “It is a tremendous privilege to be appointed by The Education Fellowship as principal of Rushden Academy.
“I have been impressed by the commitment of both the fellowship and the academy staff to providing the best opportunities for our students.
“I am excited to lead the academy in the next stage of its development and realise the enormous potential for excellence that exists.”
The Education Fellowship was founded in 2012 and runs nine schools in the county, including Olympic Primary and Wrenn School in Wellingborough and Windmill Primary School in Raunds.