My name is Julie Forsythe and I have recently been appointed as the Principal of Cherry Orchard Primary Academy.
I am currently the Associate Principal at Dartford Primary Academy, working alongside Karen Major. I joined the academy in April 2014, and have very much enjoyed working as part of Leigh Academies Trust. Previously, I was at a smaller village school where I held the position of Deputy Head Teacher for six years, and was also the Special Education Needs Co-ordinator.
This breadth of experience ensures that I am well prepared at this point in my career for the exciting challenge that lies ahead in developing Cherry Orchard Primary Academy into an outstanding provision for the local community.
I look forward to appointing and working with an excellent staff who share my vision of a high quality, inclusive education for all children, so they are able to fulfil their full potential. To achieve this, it is important that we create a safe and happy learning environment where children feel enthused and motivated to do their best and are confident to take risks and ‘have a go’.
I feel extremely privileged to have been given such an incredible opportunity and will be working very hard to ensure that Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the great success it deserves to be.