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Headteacher is appointed at new Hove free CofE school
7:40am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
The city’s new free school has appointed its headteacher.
Steve Flavin will take the reins at Kings School in Hove, which will open in September.
His first teaching post was as a music teacher at the Hurst School in Basingstoke and he then served as a Head of Faculty in Bristol.
The committed Christian was appointed as deputy head at Churchfields School, Wiltshire and within a year he was promoted to headteacher.
When he started, the school’s GCSE results were poor with just 8% gaining 5+ A* to C grades (including English and maths).
He leaves Churchfields a happy, thriving academy and a specialist mathematics, science and computing college.
Nearly 60% of students now gain 5+ A*-C GSCE grades (including English and maths).
Mr Flavin said: “I will work together to make King’s School a beacon of success in the area.
“My goal is that King’s School gains recognition both locally and nationally as a centre of excellence for education and values-based learning.”
Richard Elms from the school’s academy sponsor, the Russell Education Trust, said: “Mr Flavin’s experience and expertise, coupled with the support of the Diocese of Chichester and the Russell Education Trust, will secure the success of King’s School.”
Chair of governors Sue Worthing said: “We are thrilled to welcome Mr Flavin as our headteacher and I look forward to introducing him to the parents and students joining King’s Church of England School in September, at the meeting arranged at Hove Town Hall on Tuesday, March 5 at 7pm.”
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