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The new headteacher of Churchill Academy has outlined his vision for the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ school.

Chris Komodromos is only the second ever headteacher in the Haverhill school’s history after taking over from Georgina Ellis.

He has joined a school that has twice been given the highest inspection grade by Ofsted, but Mr Komodromos said he is looking to build on that achievement.

He explained: “I have always wanted to be a headteacher and as soon as I walked in for my interview, I could tell this was a place that people were proud of.

“There is a sense of achievement and high expectations and this is my ethos and vision to.

“I am aware of the fantastic reputation Churchill has. It is an outstanding school and the challenge now is to maintain and enhance that.

“My last school had four Outstanding inspections so we need to ensure the school evolves and moves forward in response to the different cohorts of children we have in the years to come.”

New Churchill Academy headteacher Chris Komodromos

Mr Komodromos, who has taught in London for the last 22 years, said he was particular excited to be working in the area, close to his family home.

He added: “I want to give something back to the community in which me and my family live.

“I want the school to help our students be ready for the outside world – academically, socially and independently.

“The children must be at the heart of every decision we make. I am driven and passionate about SEND and I want our students to leave Churchill and be equipped for success in life after education.”

Mrs Ellis will remain at Unity Schools Partnership, of which Churchill Academy is a member, to help develop new SEND units in five secondary and primary schools – including Castle Manor Academy, Burton End Primary Academy and Clements Primary Academy.

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“I want the school to help our students be ready for the outside world – academically, socially and independently.”