New Chair of Governors for Stamford Welland Academy

12.11.14 – Stamford Welland Academy has strengthened its vision for education in Stamford with the appointment of a highly experienced Chair of Governors.

Local education expert Roger Moore has over 45 years’ experience gained as a teacher, head teacher, and senior inspector and will take up the position with immediate effect. As well as his background in education, he has vast experience as a school governor having held positions at seven different schools spanning a period of more than 30 years.

Anthony Partington, Principal of Stamford Welland Academy, said: “We are delighted with Roger’s appointment as our Chair of Governors. He represents the vanguard of the wealth of local talent we wish to use to support the education of our local children.”

“We have said from the start that we at Stamford Welland Academy are dedicated to providing the students of Stamford with the best possible education, this appointment is further evidence of that ambition.”

Mr Moore has close ties with the Academy and its journey; as part of the original Proposer Group for Stamford Free School, a group consisting of parents and residents who wanted a better education for young people in Stamford, he has had ample opportunity to study the needs of the area’s residents.

A former head teacher of St Gilbert’s Primary School in Stamford and former Chair of Governors at Bourne Academy; where he guided the Academy through two successful Ofsted inspections, Mr Moore is a designated National Leader of Governance – the first in Lincolnshire.

The appointment is backed by Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), who partnered with Stamford Welland Academy earlier this year to help take over the former Stamford Queen Eleanor School. After a smooth transition, the school reopened in September as Stamford Welland Academy.

Mr Moore said: “I am looking forward to the opportunity to put the vision of CMAT and Stamford Welland Academy to work, by creating a new approach to secondary education in Stamford.

“I have grandchildren who are currently in Stamford primary schools and I would like to be involved in developing the Academy so that they, and all children in Stamford, can go to a secondary school which has high expectations, sets and achieves high standards, and provides a superb all-round experience for every pupil.”

Mark Woods, Executive Principal of CMAT, added: “Mr Moore shares many of CMAT’s aspirations in his dedication to providing the best possible education to the students in Stamford, we look forward to carrying forward our vision and values as, with his support, we believe we can make the positive changes in the town that will eventually benefit all of its residents.”