My name is Julie Forsythe and I am the Principal of Cherry Orchard Primary Academy.
I was the former Associate Principal of Dartford Primary Academy since April 2014 before being appointed as Principal for Cherry Orchard in 2017 and I 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 Coordinator.
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 relish working with an excellent staff who share my vision of a high quality, inclusive education for all children, so they are able to fulfill 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, as Cherry Orchard Primary Academy grows and develops, it becomes the great success it deserves to be.