My name is Karen Major and I have been a headteacher for nearly 10 years. During this time I have successfully led St Albans Road Infant School (now Dartford Primary Academy) receiving an Ofsted rating of Good in 2013 and two years ago I took on the leadership of York Road Junior Academy, we merged the two schools and formed Dartford Primary Academy. The Academy is part of Leigh Academies Trust, as Cherry Orchard Primary Academy will be, a multi-academy trust that has been recognised as being amongst the highest performing multi- academy trusts in the country. I am proud to be part of this organisation.
I am also very proud to take on my new role from September 2016 as Executive Principal of Dartford Primary Academy and Cherry Orchard Primary Academy. I am excited to be involved in the creation of a new primary academy and look forward to seeing it grow into an outstanding provision.
I truly believe the key to the success of a school is ensuring high quality staff who deliver an exciting curriculum where children enjoy their learning. Most of the jobs our primary school children of today will pursue have not yet been invented so it is our responsibility to teach children how to learn, give them a love for learning and a thirst for knowledge.
I look forward to working with all involved in Cherry Orchard Primary Academy and making it the success I know it will be.