New head: Stalham High School a very special place
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A teacher with a reputation for transforming under-performing schools has revealed he is relishing the challenge of his latest appointment.
Martin Budgett has been named the new Head of School at Stalham High School, North Norfolk.
He replaces Headteacher Amy Webb who is due to step down in the summer.
The keen sailor, who was an Olympic triallist in 1988, is currently Assistant Headteacher at St Benedict's Catholic School in Bury St Edmonds.
Mr Budgett, who will take up his new post in September, said: 'The welcome and friendliness of students and staff made the school feel a very special place and one which will clearly be a happy and rewarding place to work.
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'With long-standing family and personal connections with the Broads, this appointment has a particularly special feel to it.
'I look forward to meeting everyone associated with Stalham High School over the coming months.'
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The school is part of the North Norfolk Academy Trust which includes Sheringham High School and Antingham and Southrepps Primary School.
A restructure at the school was designed to concentrate more resources on classroom teaching and will see each school report to Dr Andrew Richardson, Head at Sheringham High School and executive Headteacher at the Trust.
Dr Richardson said: 'We are delighted to welcome Martin Budgett to Stalham.
'He is looking forward to joining the school at this exciting time and particularly the opportunity to work with the Trust to provide the best possible education for all Stalham's students. Much work has already been done at the School in improving teaching and learning, and guidance and support systems.'
'Martin is a very experienced senior leader and has been instrumental in the improvement of many schools across the country. His task is to bring all the green shoots of progress to full maturity. His appointment will begin on September 1.'