New principal for Swavesey Village College

Jim Stavrou has appointed at Swavesey Village College and will officially starts as principal at the beginning of the next academic year in September 2018.

He will be responsible for the day-to day running of the school while current head Andy Daly takes on a new executive principal role within Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT).

Mr Daly’s new role includes supporting the development of a new secondary free school in Northstowe.

When his appointment was announced, Mr Stavrou said he had been “taken aback” by the positive reaction from the school community.

“While I don’t take up the role until September, I am already enjoying recruiting new staff to the college for the coming year,” he said. I hope to build on our already strong team of teachers and support staff, so we can continue to deliver high standards of education at Swavesey.”

Mr Stavrou’s previous teaching roles include acting as head of mathematics at Sawston Village College and deputy head of maths at Impington Village College. He was appointed as assistant principal at Swavesey Village College in 2010 and vice principal in 2013.

“My main priority as headteacher is to ensure high quality teaching and learning at the college for all students. It is important that all of our students leave Swavesey with the highest possible results in the qualifications that they choose to study and are able to access the next steps in their education at the sixth form centre of their choice. I also hope that they leave our care equipped with the life skills they will need to be positive, responsible and global citizens.”

Mr Daly said: “I am delighted that Jim Stavrou has been appointed as headteacher at Swavesey. His dedication to the school is outstanding and has been proven throughout his time as assistant and vice principal. I am confident he will bring a fresh perspective to the leadership of the school and continue to support and challenge our community to pursue excellence in all we do. I look forward to supporting him in his new role.”