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New Headteachers Announced

4th October 2022

Across the Windsor Academy Trust, we are celebrating the appointment of three new headteachers from within our family of schools. Our new headteachers take up their posts this week at Kingswinford Academy, Cheslyn Hay Academy and Great Wyrley Academy.

Kingswinford Academy 

Ian Moreton takes over the headship at Kingswinford Academy having previously held positions as deputy headteacher at Windsor High School and Sixth Form in Halesowen and, most recently, headteacher at Great Wyrley Academy in Walsall. All three schools are part of the Windsor Academy Trust family of schools. 

Ian Moreton

Ian Moreton commented:

“Our vision across the Windsor Academy Trust is to unlock the academic and personal potential of each and every student, something that will be my number one focus at Kingswinford in the months and years ahead. Having worked in Dudley schools for 16 years during my career, I know the area and local community well. I am incredibly excited to be back - and look forward to getting to know the team and students better as together we take Kingswinford Academy from strength to strength.”

Cheslyn Hay Academy

Tom Macdonald, a graduate of the University of Cambridge, takes over the headship at Cheslyn Hay Academy following his time as headteacher at Kingswinford Academy in Dudley. Prior to this, he was headteacher of a 14-19 University Technical College.

Tom Macdonald

Tom Macdonald commented:

“I’m delighted to be taking on a new challenge within the Windsor Academy Trust. I can already see what a fantastic community Cheslyn Hay is and I am looking forward to working with staff, students and the community so that together, we can build on our position of strength.” 

Great Wyrley Academy

Finally, Kelly Moore, deputy headteacher at Great Wyrley Academy, takes over the headship at the school, having worked there for more than a decade. 

Kelly MooreKelly Moore commented:

“I’m incredibly excited to be stepping into the role of headteacher in a school I know and love so well. I, along with all the staff at Great Wyrley, strive daily to ensure that each and every student in our care succeeds. Students leave with fantastic results having had opportunities and life experiences that great schools should afford them. I’m looking forward to building on these strong foundations, working with staff, students and the community so that together, we continue our success to date.”

Dr Dan Owen, Director of Secondary Education at Windsor Academy Trust, adds:

“We are thrilled to have secured such exceptional and inspiring leaders from within our own school community to take these incredible schools forward. Ian, Tom and Kelly’s excellent track records as teachers and school leaders, as well as their experience within the Trust, makes them ideally placed to take on the new positions. I wish each of them every success for the future - and we are grateful that their brilliant leadership will remain within our family of schools to help our communities continue to thrive.”