New Head Teacher appointed to Rivendell Flying High Academy

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  • Posted on: April 19, 2022
  • Partnership: Flying High Partnership

The Flying High Partnership, the multi-academy Trust who were awarded responsibility for the new school on the Rivendell housing development, have announced the appointment of a new Head Teacher.

Mrs Caroline Armstrong brings with her a wealth of experience and says she is already at work alongside the Flying High Partnership team, putting the final touches in place for what she describes as an opportunity of a lifetime.  “I am delighted to be appointed Head Teacher at Rivendell Flying High Academy. Working alongside the team from The Flying High Partnership, we are able to build on our previous experience of creating a successful new school, Hucknall Flying High Academy, which is now thriving and a source of pride for its community.”

Caroline says that it’s a dream come true to be able to shape a new school. “We are working hard to embed best practice and begin this academy’s journey with the highest of standards, both to serve the children and the community of Rivendell. We want children to have the best start in their educational journey and their best interests are at the source of all of our decision making.

“We are currently recruiting staff of the highest calibre and I know that this is going to be an exceptional school from day one.”

Opening its doors in September 2022, the school will fill to 210 pupils as the development grows and in the first year will welcome admission applications for all year groups from Foundation 2 to Year 6, as well as nursery places.

Caroline’s vast experience in various roles within education include Headship and Deputy Head roles. She formerly occupied a leadership role as Deputy at The Flying High Academy, Mansfield, which, under The Flying High Partnership went from being one of the poorest performing primary schools in the county, to becoming the top performing for progress in 2017.

The new build academy, now nearing completion, is set to be handed over to The Flying High Trust during April or May and families will be invited to visit the new academy before children attend in September.

Caroline said, “We have recruited an office manager and we are currently purchasing resources for the academy including IT equipment and furniture.  We want this school to be a beacon of education for this community, with the best facilities and environment for children to learn.  It is so exciting to be able to shape a school to be its best from the first day it opens its doors in state-of-the-art facilities. I am passionate about providing every child with the support they need to succeed in a warm and nurturing environment. Rivendell will be a true community school, where partnership and support for families is at the heart of its ethos.”

Recruiting for staff is currently taking place and further information concerning vacancies, school admissions or community events can be found on the academy’s website page, Twitter @HighRivendell or Rivendell Flying High Academy Facebook page.

Chris Wheatley is CEO of The Flying High Partnership and said, “We are thrilled with Caroline’s appointment and together we know that Rivendell Flying High Academy will open its doors as a shining example of the impact a good school can have on children and their community. Our philosophy is to make every day count for children and their education, and this is why we will work ceaselessly to create a school the community can be proud of and one which nurtures children to flourish in their education.”

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