23 May 2018
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Carly Welch and Julie Reece as permanent Principals of The Baird Primary Academy and Hollington Primary Academy respectively.
From 1 September 2018, Mrs Welch and Mrs Reece will take up their new roles from their current positions as Heads of School at The Baird Primary Academy in Hastings and Hollington Primary Academy in St Leonards where they have worked alongside Executive Principal John Smith.
On her appointment Mrs Welch said: “I have spent my teaching career in Hastings and St Leonards, an area that I have enormous passion for and commitment to. I believe that by working together as a whole school community we can change the opportunities for our pupils.”
On her appointment Mrs Reece said: “I am delighted to continue my leadership career as Principal of Hollington Primary Academy, to which I have been committed for 14 years. I very much look forward to continuing to provide the best possible education for our community, with the support of our staff, parents and carers.”
Dr John Smith, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “Mrs Welch and Mrs Reece have contributed to the exceptional leadership of their academies in their roles as Heads of School. I am therefore extremely pleased that they have been appointed as permanent Principals to lead The Baird and Hollington in the next important stages of their development”.