Parker E-ACT Academy will get out of special measures says head

AN advert has gone out in a bid to find a successor for Krysia Butwilowska as principal of The Parker E-ACT Academy.

She was initially bought in September 2011 as an interim headteacher following the departure of her predecessor Jason Brook.

She was bought in to turn around the school’s fortunes after it received low GCSE results.

However, she revealed to the chair of governors at the end of the last academic year her intention to stand down from the role in July 2014.

Mrs Butwilowska said: “It is my intention that I will be here until the very end and not be leaving before. I am very pleased to have been associated with the school/academy and the pride that everyone has here in what they do.

“When we were discussing the name change with the students when we converted to an academy, they were keen to keep Parker in the new name and that shows the pride everyone here has and what I think will get the school out of special measures. I am very confident in that.”

In January 2014, Nabil Chaaban, principal of Burnham Park E-ACT Academy in Buckinghamshire, was appointed as executive principal.

This was to ease the disruption caused by appointing a successor to Mrs Butwilowska and to help the senior leadership team following the departure of a vice principal.

The deadline to apply to become the new principal of The Parker E-ACT Academy expires on Friday, April 5.

The academy hopes to appoint a new principal by the end of next month.

Mrs Butwilowska said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

“I would not have stayed if I hadn’t.

“But I am looking forward to going home and taking up a new challenge at a school near the south coast.