Posted on: November 23rd 2017

A Statement From Our Chairman

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very pleased to announce that we have appointed Gary Vyse as Chief Executive Officer of The Williamson Trust and The Executive Head at The Hundred of Hoo Academy following a planned leadership transition that was announced earlier this year.

Gary will continue to grow and develop the offer for schools, ensuring that those who are part of the trust are supported effectively and standards across the schools continue to improve. He will continue co-ordinating the trust strategically whilst building capacity to better enable each of the schools to flourish, working with a dedicated leadership team and staff.

Gary has the experience and energy to lead our Multi Academy Trust into the future. With a proven track record of impact on learning outcomes across a range of sectors, he is well placed to take us to the next level. The Board of Directors look forward to working closely with Gary to enable all our young people to achieve the highest academic, social and practical skills required to fulfil their potential, regardless of their background.

Mr Vyse said: “I am immensely proud to lead such a dedicated and hard-working family of staff and students and look forward to working closely with all of them to build on our successes and move to the next level, so that more children can benefit from high-quality education.

As a Trust, we have made huge strides and are on a strong upward trajectory. Now, as CEO, my focus will be on delivering sustained improvement, ensuring that challenging academic standards are not only met but surpassed; further increasing attainment; and finding new creative ways to enrich the lives of our students, by raising their aspirations and broadening their horizons.”

May I take this opportunity to Congratulate Gary on his appointment and I look forward to supporting him along with Directors in the years to come.

Michael Costello
Chairman of The Williamson Trust
National Leader of Governance