A new Vice Principal has been selected to take the helm alongside Lisette Neesham at Pool Academy.
After a vigorous selection process Nick Ward has been invited to join the staff with a focus on Teaching and Learning.
Mr Ward comes with a wealth of experience after starting his career as a teacher of science at Launceston College in 1995. He has since worked at Treviglas Community College in 2004 and two academies in Plymouth. He will be joining Pool Academy in June this year.
He said: “I am delighted to undertake this exciting opportunity to become part of the Pool Academy community and work with our young people and staff to ensure success. It is a real privilege to be able to work with young people and have an influence on their futures.
“I hold an absolute belief in success for all and that everything must be done to support young people to achieve by promoting an exciting and dynamic experience, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”
Mr Ward said he aims to prepare all students in ‘becoming responsible and active British citizens, who take pride in being part of their local community’.
He added: “In my time outside of the working environment I actively participate in developing opportunities for young people to aspire and respect others through my role as a rugby and cricket coach. In respecting others our young people help to create a supportive environment where challenges faced in learning, pressures of a pastoral nature and concerns about the future can all be addressed in a productive manner. “
Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “Nick has significant senior leadership experience across a number of schools and will be working with staff, students and members of the community next year to secure the very best outcomes for every individual.
“We look forward to him joining us in June.”