Sybil Andrews Academy

Sybil Andrews Academy announce new leadership team

Published: 21 April, 2023

A new leadership team at Sybil Andrews Academy have shared their excitement at taking the school forward.

Kevin Blakey started as the new executive headteacher at the Moreton Hall secondary school on Monday.

And he was joined on his first day by Joe Pointon, the new head of school, who will officially start in September.

The pair said they were delighted to be leading Sybil Andrews Academy and looked forward to working with students, families and the school community.

Mr Blakey, who has worked in education since 1998, said: “I have been hugely impressed during my first interactions with staff and students and also the vision of the Unity Schools Partnership (of which Sybil Andrews is a member school).

“I have a strong desire to make sure students have a great education, not necessarily classified by Ofsted terms.

“We will do all we can to ensure students are successful – through academic grades, developing and understanding themselves and how they can help society and their progression to the next stage of their education.

“We both look forward to working closely with the school community, our neighbouring schools, families and students to further enhance the good work that has taken place at Sybil Andrews Academy.”

Mr Blakey worked at Eastpoint Academy in Lowestoft, which he led from special measures to Ofsted outstanding in 19 months, and Thetford Academy and Great Yarmouth Charter Academy – both of which sit in the top 20% nationally in terms of progress.

Mr Pointon will officially take up the position of head of school in September, arriving from Wymondham College where he is currently assistant principal in charge of teaching, learning and CPD.

With a 22-year career in education, he said: “Sybil Andrews is on an exciting journey of school improvement and has huge potential, in terms of student attainment and attitude to learning.

“My aim is for students to achieve the qualifications they need for their chosen career paths and to develop characteristics which will help them thrive in modern society.

“I am very much looking forward to working closely with students, parents and our community as we all strive towards this aim.”