New Principal appointed at The Burgess Hill Academy

The University of Brighton Academies Trust are delighted to announce our new successful West Sussex appointment for September 2022.

After a rigorous recruitment and interview process, The University of Brighton Academies Trust are pleased to announce that Mr Simon Davies will take over the role as Lead Principal at The Burgess Hill Academy from September 2022. Simon Davies will join the Academy, replacing Mr Anthony Snape, Interim Principal, who will be returning to his position of Vice Principal. Simon Davies is currently Principal at Balfour Primary School in Brighton.

Using his 18 years of experience in education, and his knowledge of taking on a variety of crucial roles and gained wealth of leadership practise, Simon plans to lead the Academy into the next phase of its improvement and growth, being a fantastic opportunity for him to continue to shape and hone the vision.

Simon said, “I hold a strong belief in the power of education to change children's lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education. I am dedicated to building opportunities for students to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are known well as individuals and that their unique personality, talents, and interests are nurtured and developed to the full.”

Chief Executive of The University of Brighton Academies Trust, Dr John Smith said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank Anthony for his contribution to the exceptional leadership of the Academy during his tenure.

“I know that Simon will bring a lot of experience and energy to the Trust, and I know he will feel very welcomed."