Flegg High Ormiston Academy celebrates appointment of new Principal

We are pleased to announce that Kate Williams will be the new Principal at Flegg High Ormiston Academy, in Martham.

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Mrs Williams, will join Flegg High Ormiston Academy at the start of the new academic year in September 2018, and is currently Vice Principal at another local school, Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston.

Flegg High joined Ormiston Academies Trust in February 2018 and has since been led by Interim Principal, Ross Li-Rocchi, who has been instrumental in overseeing a smooth transition.

Since February, the academy has been benefiting from the full support of the Trust, sharing best practice and expertise through its network of academies, particularly those in OAT’s strong Eastern hub, with a number of schools in the Great Yarmouth area.

An experienced vice principal, Kate has worked at Ormiston Venture Academy for more than eight years, since 2010 when it joined OAT. As part of the senior leadership team and specifically as Vice Principal for Achievement and Standards, Kate has played a key role in driving improvement and student progress at the academy, which was subsequently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in May 2013. Interim-Principal, Ross Li-Rocchi will continue in his current role until September.

Kate Williams, Incoming Principal of Flegg High Ormiston Academy, said:

"I am delighted to have been appointed as the new principal at Flegg High Ormiston Academy. I very much look forward to getting started in September and to working closely with staff, students, parents and the whole school community, to ensure that the academy provides students with the very best education possible and supports them to fulfil their potential." 

Peter Spencer, Chair of the Governing Body, said:

"We are delighted that Kate Williams will be Flegg High Ormiston Academy’s new principal. We are confident that Kate is the right person for the role. She already knows the area and local community well and her expertise in driving school improvement, promoting high standards and achievement, will be a fantastic addition to the team."

Gwayne Webb, Regional Director East, Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"Kate is hardworking and extremely dedicated, with a wealth of experience. As a member of the senior leadership team at Ormiston Venture Academy, she has played a central role in driving the academy’s success.

"This is a fantastic appointment for Flegg High Ormiston Academy and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Kate and the rest of the team over the coming months and supporting the academy to deliver high-quality education and enable all students to thrive and succeed during their time there."