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Head change at Freshwaters with current head to take on trust wide role

Burnt Mill Academy / Tue 24th May 2016 at 01:22pm

Teresa Avey and Marios Solomonides

Teresa Avey and Marios Solomonides

By Eric White

BURNT Mill Academy Trust have appointed Teresa Avey as the head for Freshwaters Primary School with current head Marios Solomonides set to take up a trust wide role.

Mr Solomonides joined the school, found on School Lane in Harlow, as Deputy Head in January 2012.

In September 2013 the school converted to an Academy and he was appointment to the role of Head of School in January 2014 by Burnt Mill Academy Trust.

Mrs Avey’s previous role up until now has been as Assistant Head for KS1, and she has been at the school for seven years.

In a letter to parents and carers, Mr Solomonides expressed how proud he was to have been head of the school and expressed thanks to the staff.

He said: “During this time our school has come so far; attendance and punctuality of pupils has improved, the percentage of pupils attaining the expected levels in reading, writing and maths has grown from 52% to 79% and the academic progress that most pupils make across the school has also increased to excellent levels.

“The hard work and dedication of our teaching staff has ensured that standards have been raised and engaging lessons are delivered.

“I became a teacher as I have a passion for teaching and learning and I became a Head of School because I wanted to make a difference for more than one class of pupils at a time. I have now been offered an opportunity to work on the curriculum for Burnt Mill Academy Trust. This role will allow me to have a positive impact the teaching and learning for pupils across the Trust from 3 to 18 years old.”

Furthermore, he spoke with great confidence about the future of the school, and thanked the parents and carers.

“Mrs Avey has been a teacher at our school for seven years and is a very experienced member of the Senior Leadership Team. She has been at the heart of every development the school has made to improve outcomes for our pupils. I am confident that she will excel at leading the school in its continued improvement.

“I would like to thank all the parents and carers that have become Parent Champions, gave up their time for school events and reinforced the school values and policies that they helped to create.

“I also appreciate the support shown to me and the rest of the school staff by parents to give their children the best start on their educational path. As I always say, a parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. I have been very proud to support you in the education of your child.”

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