New Chair of Governors appointed

Stamford Welland Academy has underlined its new vision for education in Stamford with the appointment of a highly experienced Chair of Governors.

The Academy has appointed Roger Moore who has 45 years’ experience as a teacher, headteacher, and senior inspector. He also has vast experience as a school governor with positions at seven different schools spanning a period of more than 30 years.

Anthony Partington, Principal of Stamford Welland Academy, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Roger Moore as our Chair of Governors. He has a wealth of experience from across the educational spectrum.

“We have said from the start that we at Stamford Welland Academy are dedicated to providing the students of Stamford with the best possible education. We believe this appointment is further evidence of that.”

Mr Moore has close ties with the Academy and its journey. He was part of the original Proposer Group for Stamford Free School, consisting of parents and residents who wanted a better education for young people in Stamford.

He is also a former headteacher of St Gilbert’s Primary School in Stamford, and former Chair of Governors at Bourne Academy – supporting and guiding the latter through two successful Ofsted inspections.

The appointment is backed by Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), who are partnered with Stamford Welland Academy. CMAT took over the former Stamford Queen Eleanor School earlier this year and after a smooth transition, opened as Stamford Welland Academy in September.

Mr Moore said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to put the vision of CMAT and Stamford Welland Academy to work, by creating a new approach to secondary education in Stamford.

“I have grandchildren who are currently in Stamford primary schools. I want to be involved in developing the Academy so that they, and all children in Stamford, can go to a secondary school which has high expectations, sets and achieves high standards, and provides a superb all-round experience for every pupil.”

Mark Woods, Executive Principal of CMAT, added: “Mr Moore shares many of CMAT’s values in his dedication to providing the best possible education to the students of Stamford, and we look forward to carrying forward our vision with his support.

“We saw a high turnout of families to our recent Open Evening, where they found out about the positive changes already taking place.”