Bexhill High will continue to improve says principal

The two men given the task of leading Bexhill High out of Special Measures are they ‘hoping to build on the sound start made to the academy’ during 2014.

Interim Principal Andy Mortimer and Darren Gelder, head of school, have sent out a positive New Year message to parents and carers.

They have noted the ‘outstanding achievements of the academy and its students’ and outline various developments planned at the site in Gunters Lane.

The pair were brought in by Prospects Academies Trust after the schools received a damming OFSTED report and was placed on special measures.

They say, ‘We received a very pleasing and supportive report and judgement from Her Majesty’s Inspector, and this is the first step in a journey.

‘The judgement could not have been made without the commitment and input from all staff and students, and for this we thank you.’

They highlight the many sporting and artistic achievements between September and December 2013:

Including: students being asked to provide marketing material for a London finance company, successful Year 11 peer mentoring in Maths. superb gymnastic and cross-country achievements, and the opening and development of the academy’s Table Tennis Academy.

They congratulated Maria Goptareva, the Year 11 student who has been elected to the East Sussex Youth Cabinet, and fellow student Louis Walker for attaining a national ranking in table tennis.

They also mentioned the five awards the school had won at the recent Bexhill Observer Achievers Awards 2013.

‘All of this again highlights the quality of the talented and committed staff and students that we have at Bexhill High,’