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Principal appointments Holmbush and Desmond Anderson
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05 July 2019
New Principals for Holmbush and Desmond Anderson Primary Academies

The University of Brighton Academies Trust, a family of 15 schools across Sussex, is pleased to announce the appointment of new Principals for two of its West Sussex Primary schools. 

At Holmbush Primary Academy in Shoreham Miss Susan Stickley is now permanent Principal. Miss Stickley has been Vice-Principal at the school and was Acting Head in the run up to her appointment.

Miss Stickley said: “I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to lead Holmbush Primary Academy. One of our values is ‘exciting things happen’ and I am delighted to be helping our pupils and staff do just that. I am immensely proud of what we have achieved already and I very much look forward to continuing to work with our pupils, parents, carers and staff to deliver the best possible education for our community.”

In addition Mrs Managey Powys has been appointed Principal of the Desmond Anderson Academy in Crawley.

Mrs Powys has worked at leadership level at a range of schools, both in the UK and abroad. She is currently Deputy Head of an inner London primary school (Loughborough Primary). Mrs Powys will take up her role with Desmond Anderson in September.

Of her appointment Mrs Powys said: “I am impressed by the high levels of motivation in staff to ensure the best possible education for our pupils. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning because they are involved in the process. I am hugely looking forward to joining the Trust family of academies and leading this happy and inclusive school.”

Dr John Smith, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted with these two new appointments as both Susan and Managey are outstanding leaders. Their ideas, enthusiasm and drive will boost both schools and serve our children and their families well.”