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Aldridge Education Appoints Rob Reed as Executive Principal

Rob Reed Appointed Executive Principal of Aldridge Education

Aldridge Education has announced that Rob Reed has been appointed as Executive Principal for its cluster of schools in the South East - Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy and University Technical College @harbourside.

As Executive Principal Rob Reed will be working with Dylan Davies and the sister schools respective Principals, Katie Scott and Adanma Umunna, to build upon the successes of the Academies to date. This will include helping further develop joint-working and sharing of specialist resources for the benefit of all Aldridge students locally; growing the regional cluster; the business community and other key stakeholders and to further strengthen relationships with other schools, the Local Authority and the community.

Rob Reed joined Hove Park School as Headteacher in September 2015, successfully leading the school through an Ofsted Inspection in October 2016 and achieving Apple Distinguished School status in November. He played a central role in the successful bid by five local schools to establish a teaching school alliance.

Prior to joining Hove Park he was Headteacher at Chessington Community College in Kingston; led The Hillsyde Federation of Schools in South London; and held Deputy and Assistant Headteacher roles at a school in Tower Hamlets.

Chris Tweedale, Aldridge Education’s Chief Executive, said: “Rob has a very strong track record as a school leader and in building partnerships that bring real benefits to his schools and their students. He also brings his excellent knowledge of Brighton and the Sussex region to complement that of our existing Principals. This is a very exciting appointment for us.”

“We are very ambitious for our schools locally. UTC@harbourside in its second year and is building its reputation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Both PACA and BACA have recently been recognised as Good in every category by Ofsted, and are in a great position to be recognised as outstanding in future.”

“Rob will work with each of the schools to continue to improve the education we offer to all of our young people across the community, and will also be working with other head teachers and governors who wish to explore joining our growing Trust.”

Rob Reed said: "I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed to this post.  As a local head teacher, I have observed first hand the superb work of the Trust in Brighton and Hove.  I am tremendously excited at the prospect of contributing to the Trust's impressive record of providing excellent education that gives young people the skills and qualifications they need."

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