New principal joins Malcolm Arnold Academy

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A new principal has been appointed at the Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton, part of David Ross Education Trust. Mrs Megan Morris has been appointed to the headship role and will take up her post from September 2020.

Staff and students are delighted to be welcoming the new principal – Mrs Megan Morris who will bring years of experience with her from previous headship roles, most recently at Heath Lane Academy in Leicestershire.

Mrs Morris is bringing over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience since arriving in the UK from Australia. In her first headship role, at Heath Lane Academy, Mrs Morris has led the school to achieve its first ‘Good’ Ofsted and earned the status of most improved secondary school in Leicestershire, based on the Government’s key ‘Progress 8’ measure.

Following her successes, she was shortlisted for Leicestershire Headteacher of the Year in 2019.

Mrs Megan Morris said:

“I am delighted and privileged to be joining David Ross Education Trust as the Principal of Malcolm Arnold Academy and look forward to building on the success of the school’s journey so far and embedding sustainable plans for future excellence.

“It is my belief that excellence in education is the right of every child, regardless of background or circumstance. The Trust’s vision for an unbeatable learning climate through its approach to behaviour, a powerful knowledge curriculum as an entitlement delivered by teachers who are subject experts is tightly aligned with my own beliefs.

“I aim to fulfil the role of Principal with integrity, energy and determination. I look forward to the privilege of working with staff, students and the whole community of Malcolm Arnold, to build on our strengths and provide a world class education for all.”

Helena Brothwell, Regional Director at David Ross Education Trust, said: 

“We are delighted that Megan Morris will be joining Malcolm Arnold Academy. Megan’s experience is convincing and she understands well how the Trust is focusing on the very important priorities of impeccable behavior and of strengthening the curriculum to ensure that every child thrives.  This absolutely supports the objectives and values of Malcolm Arnold Academy and we think that she will be a perfect fit.”

Peter French, Chair of Governors at Malcolm Arnold Academy, said:

The governors are delighted by Megan’s appointment. We are really looking forward to working with her to ensure that the Malcolm Arnold Academy continues to develop and move forward as a superb academy. We are sure she will work well with the Trust, the Church of England and the staff of the academy to enable students to flourish.”