I am delighted to say that Dr Phil Ingram has taken up the post. Dr Ingram is a vastly experienced and award-winning head teacher who arrives at Sandhill View having led two previous schools. In both his previous headships he oversaw huge rises in examination results as well as a host of other very positive changes.
Dr Ingram has recently led Southmoor Academy though a range of challenges including two successful Ofsted inspections, academy conversion and the opening of a Sixth Form.
We feel very fortunate to welcome him to Sandhill View, especially as his appointment opens the way for our school to benefit from the experience of many other skilled staff at Southmoor. Both schools are now working very closely together to achieve positive results for all.
You may of course realise that recent examination results at Sandhill View have been disappointing and this has been reflected in an unfavourable Ofsted Inspection. That is why governors have acted decisively to bring in a proven force in successful school leadership and we expect Dr Ingram to be making big positive changes quickly in the coming months.