As we reopened again for the new term, Mr Julian Morgan officially joined Devizes School as its new principal. The appointment was announced in May, and Mr Morgan has now joined Devizes School after a successful transition period.
In a letter sent to parents, Mr Morgan said he was “determined to continue the progress being made at the school.”
The new principal wrote: “This is an academic year like no other, but it also gives us opportunity like no other year.”
Speaking of his ambitions, Mr Morgan said, “We’ve a number of key priorities this year, but the key focus from day one has been to raise expectations. In the first instance, this means us having real clarity about the “Disruption Free Learning” approach of the school and re-invigorating this approach.
Before joining Devizes, Mr Morgan spent many successful years in leadership roles, including time as principal at a secondary school in Staffordshire where he took the school’s Ofsted rating from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’, and more recently as secondary director and regional director at The White Horse Federation.
He said: “The start of this term has taught me a lot about the wonderful staff and students here at Devizes School and Sixth Form College. People have been true to the core values of the school and shown Kindness, Cheerfulness, Trust, Courage, Pride, and Resilience.”
Mr Morgan will initially be supported in his new role by his Associate Principal, Sue Marshall.