Andy Sprakes, current Head Teacher at Campsmount Academy will be our new Principal when we open in September 2014
Gwyn ap Harri, Founder and Chair of Governors, XP school says, “We’re delighted with the appointment. Andy is clearly the man for the job. He is a Donny lad, just like me, completely passionate about improving the lives of our young learners, and has a proven track record of creating value-driven schools with a strong culture. He understands what we are trying to achieve here is World-Class, and I know he has the energy and skills to implement our plans. He’s the perfect fit for XP.”
Andy Sprakes has been Headteacher at Campsmount Academy, serving the areas of Askern, Norton and Campsall Doncaster for 8 years, after spending the four previous years as Deputy Headteacher and will leave them with record breaking results at both GCSE and A Level.
Andy Sprakes agrees to be XP’s new Principal
Andy says, “It’s sad that I’m leaving such a brilliant school, but I couldn’t miss this opportunity. XP is not about politics or size, it’s about how we fundamentally teach our kids. I have no doubt in my mind that XP will change the face of education in the UK. It’s an honour and a privilege to be the new Principal. There will be many challenges ahead, but I’m looking forward to tackling these and making XP the most fantastic place to learn.”
Gwyn adds, “Andy Sprakes is a nationally respected Head Teacher, guiding Campsmount out of their fire disaster when the school burnt down, building a new school for the community and leading them in their last Ofsted Inspection to ‘Good with Outstanding Features’ despite still being in Portakabins, following this up in their new school with record GCSE and A Level results this year. I can’t think of a better person to lead our school.”
He continues, “We are well ahead of our timetable to open next year. Most Free Schools don’t recruit their Principal until the New Year, but we know how important it is for parents to know who will be running their school, and for them to have a strong and proven track record.”
XP will host an open evening for prospective parents at CAST, the new performance venue in Doncaster at 6pm on Wednesday 2nd October