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Parr-Burnam Resigns As Executive Head Of Carisbrooke And Medina Schools

Executive Headteacher of both Carisbrooke and Medina Colleges, Matthew Parr-Burman, will cease to lead the schools with immediate effect - according to the Isle of Wight Education Federation.

Richard Bridgford, chair of governors at the Isle of Wight Education Federation said:

“On 1 July 2024 Carisbrooke College and Medina College will become academies within HISP Multi Academy Trust. As previously proposed, this will further support the schools’ development and improvement and work is already underway to ensure a smooth transition.

"Amid these changes, Matthew Parr-Burman has notified the Governing Board that he will be moving on from his position as Executive Headteacher with effect from 1 July to pursue new career opportunities. On behalf of the governors, I would like to wish him well for the future.

“With Matthew’s departure, the Governing Board has agreed that HISP Multi-Academy Trust will step in with interim leadership arrangements for each school with immediate effect. This will ensure a smooth transition for our schools, staff and, most importantly, our children.

"We wish to thank all our staff for their professionalism during this period of significant but, we believe, ultimately positive change. We know they will focus on what is fundamentally important to us all – that we deliver excellent education to the students in our care and focus on moving forward.”

The announcement comes just days after it was revealed that the current Isle of Wight Education Federation will be dissolved on the 1st July - being succeeded by the new HISP Multi Academy Trust.

Both colleges - and the IIVI Form college - will become academies on the same date.

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