Reassurance after academy principal leaves

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Parents have been reassured after the departure of the principal of Skegness Academy only months after taking up the post.

A spokesman said: “The Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust confirmed that Geoff Wilson had left the Skegness Academy and that Ben Pearce has been appointed as acting principal.

“Mr Pearce is well known in the local community and will provide effective on-going leadership to move the academy forward.”

Mr Wilson became principal after the resignation of Ian Corns, for ‘personal reasons’, in March last year.

Mr Corns was appointed in July 2012 and had been an English teacher, head of department and senior leader at the Skegness Academy and its predecessor schools, St Clement’s College and The Earl of Scarborough High, since 1992.

On the Skegness Academy website this week, Mr Pearce said: “I am extremely proud to be the acting principal of the Skegness Academy sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust.

“Our ethos is simple and clear. We expect to teach our pupils to the highest of standards, to support them to be successful, to help them move on to higher education or high quality employment and to keep them safe and happy whilst on our academy site.

“Pupils will see a lot of me during the school day. I will spend a great deal of time around the academy site, visiting lessons and ensuring standards of teaching and learning are exceptionally high. Working together we can continue to ensure the Skegness Academy is an outstanding organisation.”