A letter to parents of pupils at Ryde Academy has been posted to the school’s Website this morning.
The letter from group chief executive, Ian Comfort, explains that Dr Rory Fox, the controversial head teacher whose style of leadership has made the national headlines many times in the last year, has left the Island and returned to Essex.
OnTheWight reported back in December that Dr Fox would be leaving Ryde Academy, after the Daily Mail suggested he was “preparing for his next mercy mission”.
OnTheWight had repeatedly asked Dr Fox when he was leaving, he chose not to answer.
In his place, the highly praised Eric Jackson, Executive Principal at Sandown Bay Academy, will be taking on the additional responsibility of Executive Principal at Ryde Academy.
Eric will be supported by Sharon Watt, a highly experienced Principal who will be acting as Head of School.
The letter goes on to say,
“We are currently advertising nationally the position of Principal for Ryde Academy and hope to make an appointment next month. It is planned that the successful candidate will start work in September this year and the interim appointments of Mr Jackson and Mrs Watt will continue until then.”
Full details in the letter below embedded for your convenience.